Date of Award

1-1-2009

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Religious Studies

First Advisor

Alison Schofield

Abstract

Biblical revision has been a part of the Jewish tradition since the Bible began to be canonized in the Second Temple period. Many authors throughout the centuries have seen fit to revise the biblical text: creating a new literary genre that is in this paper termed "rewritten Bible." Maxine Grossman's literary critical method, as advocated in Reading for History in the Damascus Document: A Methodological Method, helps us to understand the different types of meaning that can be created from a text, including meaning that is created outside the intent of the author, as it is in the genre of rewritten Bible. The text of Jubilees and Shulamith Hareven's Thirst: The Desert Trilogy serve to demonstrate both the continuity of the act of revision in the Jewish tradition as well as how rewritten Bible has functioned in different societies in various time periods.

Provenance

Recieved from ProQuest

Rights holder

Jamie Christine Willeford

File size

69 p.

File format

application/pdf

Language

en

Discipline

Biblical studies

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