The Book Within the Book: Writing in Deuteronomy

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BRILL, 1997 - 299 Seiten
This volume offers a fresh approach to an old issue: the question of Moses' authorship. Whereas traditional interpretation equated the "book" written by Moses (Deut 31: 9,24) with Deuteronomy, and even with the Pentateuch, and while critical historical exegesis endeavors to identify Deuteronomy's successive redactors, this study assesses the "literary" claim of Deuteronomy as far as Moses' writing is concerned. The study first describes the process of communication "in" Deuteronomy's represented world (by Moses to the sons of Israel); it next characterizes the Book of Deuteronomy "as" communication (by the narrator to the reader); it eventually focuses on Deuteronomy's powerful embodiment of the theme of the "book within the book." Thus approached, Deuteronomy shows itself as a narrative theory of what (holy) "writ" is all about.
 

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Inhalt

INTRODUCTION
1
Methodological Options
9
THE LOGIC OF WRITING IN MOSES TORAH SPEECH
43
The Writing of the Bill of Divorce in Deut 2414
83
The Sequence in Fabula of Deuteronomys
112
483412
183
MOSES AND MOSES BOOK IN BIBLICAL TIME
199
THE TORAH BOOK
235
The Shadow of the Scribes
262
BIBLIOGRAPHY
269
INDEX OF AUTHORS
285
Urheberrecht

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Über den Autor (1997)

Jean-Pierre Sonnet, S.J., Ph.D. (1996) in Religious Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington, is Associate Professor at the Institut d'Etudes Theologiques in Brussels. He has published "La parole consacree" (Peeters, 1984), and several articles on the literary approach to the Hebrew Bible.

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