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Discovering, Deciphering and Dissenting - Ben Sira Manuscripts after 120 years (Hardcover) Loot Price: R2,237
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Discovering, Deciphering and Dissenting - Ben Sira Manuscripts after 120 years (Hardcover): James K. Aitken, Renate...

Discovering, Deciphering and Dissenting - Ben Sira Manuscripts after 120 years (Hardcover)

James K. Aitken, Renate Egger-Wenzel, Stefan C. Reif

Series: Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Yearbook

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The discovery of Hebrew manuscripts of Ben Sira in the Cairo Genizah has shaped and transformed the interpretation of the book. It is argued here that a proper appreciation of the manuscripts themselves is also essential for understanding this ancient work. Since their discovery 120 years ago and subsequent identification of leaves, attention has been directed to the interpretation of the ancient book, the Wisdom of Ben Sira. Serious consideration should also be given to the Hebrew manuscripts themselves and their particular contributions to understanding the language and transmission of the book. The surprising appearance of a work that was preserved by Christians and denounced by some Rabbis raises questions over the preservation of the book. At the same time, diversity among the manuscripts means that exegesis has to be built on an appreciation of the individual manuscripts. The contributors examine the manuscripts in this light, examining their discovery, the codicology and reception of the manuscripts within rabbinic and medieval Judaism, and the light they throw on the Hebrew language and poetic techniques. The book is essential reading for those working on Ben Sira, the reception of the deuterocanon, and Medieval Hebrew manuscripts.

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Imprint: De Gruyter
Country of origin: Germany
Series: Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Yearbook
Release date: 2019
First published: 2019
Editors: James K. Aitken • Renate Egger-Wenzel • Stefan C. Reif
Dimensions: 230 x 155 x 24mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 413
ISBN-13: 978-3-11-060109-1
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies > Classical, early & medieval
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > General > History of religion
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions > Judaism
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions > Pre-Christian European & Mediterranean religions
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > Jewish studies
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions > Judaism > General
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions > Pre-Christian European & Mediterranean religions > General
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Judaism
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Judaism > General
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Pre-Christian European & Mediterranean religions
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Pre-Christian European & Mediterranean religions > General
Books > Religion & Spirituality > General > History of religion
LSN: 3-11-060109-5
Barcode: 9783110601091

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