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Rewritten Bible after Fifty Years: Texts, Terms, or Techniques?: A Last Dialogue with Geza Vermes
Zsengellér, József, editor

Leiden: Brill, 2014 pp. xii + 383. $175.00

Series Information
Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism, 166


Description: Rewritten Bible After Fifty Years presents the papers of a conference on the meanings and usages of the term Rewritten Bible introduced by Geza Vermes in 1961. Leading scholars of the topic discuss their new insights and ideas comparing with Vermes' initiative, whose participation on this conference was unfortunately the last chance for a life dialogue with him on this topic. Apart from the terminological discussions and comparisions several case studies widen the scope of the notion of Rewritten Bible/Scripture and rewriting as a genre and technique.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Literature, Methods

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Review by John F. Quant
Published 6/23/2016
Citation: John F. Quant, review of József Zsengellér, ed., Rewritten Bible after Fifty Years: Texts, Terms, or Techniques?: A Last Dialogue with Geza Vermes, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2016).


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