By Hindy Najman
What's intended by way of attributing texts to Moses in Hebrew Bible and moment Temple Judaism? the reply relies not just at the historical past of texts but in addition at the historical past of innovations of textuality. This booklet criticizes the phrases "Pseudepigraphy" and "Rewritten Bible", which presuppose conceptions of real attribution and textual constancy international to old Judaism. as a substitute, this ebook develops the idea that of a discourse whose creativity and authority rely on repeated returns to the exemplary determine and event of a founder. Attribution to Moses is a relevant instance, whose functionality is to re-present the adventure of revelation at Sinai. special positive aspects of Mosaic discourse are studied in Deuteronomy, Jubilees, the Temple Scroll, and the works of Philo of Alexandria.
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P. W. Flint and J. C. ; Leiden: Brill, 1998–99), 1:79–100; Emanuel Tov, “The Textual Status of 4Q364–367 (4QPP),” in The Madrid Qumran Congress: Proceedings of the International Congress on the Dead Sea Scrolls Madrid 18–21 March, 1991 (ed. J. Trebolle Barrera and L. 1; Leiden: Brill, 1992), 1:43–82; idem, “Rewritten Bible Compositions and Biblical Manuscripts, with Special Attention to the Samaritan Pentateuch,” DSD 5 (1998): 334–54; idem, “Biblical Texts as Reworked in Some Qumran Manuscripts with Special Attention to 4QRP and 4QparaGen-Exod,” in The Community of the Renewed Covenant (ed.
Perhaps, like later Targumim, their translations also resolved diﬃculties of comprehension and interpretation, and perhaps they resolved these diﬃculties in ways that had already become traditional. We cannot say much that is deﬁnite about the contribution of these interpreters, but we can say that it was fateful for the development 72 J. L. Kugel notes: “The incident does provide a useful index for the growing role of Scripture in this community. For it is noteworthy that this Torah is not a text for rulers or community leaders alone; its statutes are not meant even to provide only the operative legal framework for community life, as for example our legal systems do.
See the inﬂuential comments of Gerhard von Rad, Deuteronomy: A Commentary (OTL; Philadelphia: Westminster, 1966), 12. See also the excellent article by Thomas Römer and Marc Z. Brettler which argues for a “Priestly-Deuteronomistic” redaction in the Pentateuch and in Joshua which accounts for both the P passage of Joshua 24 and the function of Deut 34:7–9 in its current location as the hinge text for a Hexateuch which originated during the Persian Period (“Deuteronomy 34 and the Case for a Persian Hexateuch,” JBL 119 : 401–19).