The Torah in 1Maccabees : A Literary Critical Approach to the Text / Francis Borchardt.
- Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, 
- Deuterocanonical and cognate literature studies ; Volume 19.
Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Studies ; 19
1 online resource (368 p.)
- Jews -- History -- 586 B.C.-70 A.D.
Bible. Apocrypha. Maccabees, 1st -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
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- This volume addresses two pivotal questions surrounding the composition of 1Maccabees. It sets out to discern the place and function of the torah within the community described by the book. However, before addressing the main problem, the author must first determine the composition history of the text. Given that the former orthodoxy of a unitary authorship seems to be breaking down, and no consensus has taken its place, a literary critical investigation occupies a necessary and lengthy portion of the work. Once a recommendation for the book's composition history is reached, attitudes toward the inherited Judean tradition are described in each of the strata discovered. The resulting study reveals a wide variety of opinions on the Judean traditions and their function in society. This contributes to the current trend in scholarship of the Hellenistic period questioning the dichotomy between Judaism and Hellenism by demonstrating the different attitudes within even one text.
I Introduction: The Torah in 1Maccabees
II Literary Criticism of 1Maccabees
III The Nomos and its Place in 1Maccabees
IV Concluding Remarks
Appendix: Text and Translation of the Strata
Index of Modern Authors
Index of Ancient Sources
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Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and indexes.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 08. Jul 2019)
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- 10.1515/9783110323481 doi
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