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Toward Understanding the Hebrew Canon: A Form-Critical Approach
Buss, Martin J.

Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix, 2013 pp. x + 198. $80.00

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Hebrew Bible Monographs, 61

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Toward Understanding the Hebrew Canon explores in an original and reflective way the relations between the linguistic forms, ideas and life involvements of biblical genres. The various forms of the Hebrew Bible reflect and correspond to the richly diverse life experiences of the Hebrew people, which include varied legal, cultic and erotic interactions. In these fourteen essays (one of them previously unpublished) the renowned biblical scholar Martin Buss gathers an array of his work from many years, bringing to bear on the Hebrew Bible his extensive researches in cross-cultural data and in other disciplines such as philosophy and social psychology.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Form, Tradition and Redaction Criticism

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Review by Colin Toffelmire
Published 4/10/2015
Citation: Colin Toffelmire, review of Martin J. Buss, Toward Understanding the Hebrew Canon: A Form-Critical Approach, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).


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