Libraries, translations, and 'canonic' texts : the Septuagint, Aquila, and Ben Sira in the Jewish and Christian traditions / by Giuseppe Veltri.

The book deals with the field of decanonization of ancient traditions by the technique of deconstructing their original context; in particular: the process of canonization of the Greek Torah in Jewish-Hellenistic and Christian tradition and its decanonization in Rabbinic literature; the use and abus...

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Main Author: Veltri, Giuseppe
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2006.
Series:Supplements to the Journal for the study of Judaism ; v. 109.
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Summary:The book deals with the field of decanonization of ancient traditions by the technique of deconstructing their original context; in particular: the process of canonization of the Greek Torah in Jewish-Hellenistic and Christian tradition and its decanonization in Rabbinic literature; the use and abuse of the translation(s) of Aquila in Patristic and Rabbinic literature and the substitution of Aquila by Onkelos in Babylonian academies; the decanonization of the book of Ben Sira in Rabbinic literature. On the basis of his analysis, the author concludes that, if a canon is the ability of a text to produce and authorize commentary deconstructing its original context by generalization, de-canonization is the inverse way of contextualizing a 'canonical' text by reconstructing the supposed original context.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xi, 278 pages)
Format:Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-261) and index.
ISBN:9789047409014
9047409019
ISSN:1384-2161 ;
Reproduction Note:Electronic reproduction.
Source of Description, Etc. Note:Print version record.
Action Note:digitized