Scribes and Schools: The Canonization of the Hebrew  Scriptures  -     By: Philip R. Davies
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Scribes and Schools: The Canonization of the Hebrew Scriptures

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Davies investigates the ways that the ancient world produced canons and textual collections, with special attention to the social practices embodied by scribes, schools, archives, and libraries. The result is a constructive proposal for how the Old Testament arose in its many parts. This book is a significant contribution to the understanding of scribal activity and its effect on Israel's texts.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 219
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 0664227287
ISBN-13: 9780664227289
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Series: Library of Ancient Israel

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Scribes and Schools is an examination of the processes which led to the canonization of the Hebrew Bible. Philip Davies sheds light on the social reasons for the development of the canon and in so doing presents a clear picture of how the Bible came into being.

Volumes in the Library of Ancient Israel draw on multiple disciplines--such as archaeology, anthropology, sociology, linguistics, and literary criticism--to illuminate the everyday realities and social subtleties these ancient cultures experienced. This series employs sophisticated methods resulting in original contributions that depict the reality of the people behind the Hebrew Bible and interprets these insights for a wide variety of readers.

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Philip R. Davies is Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at the University of Sheffield in England. He is the author of numerous influential books and articles on ancient Israelite history and religion.

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