Chapter

Pious Revisions and Theological Addenda

Michael Fishbane

in Biblical Interpretation in Ancient Israel

Published in print December 1988 | ISBN: 9780198266990
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600593 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198266995.003.0004

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

Pious Revisions and Theological Addenda

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An explication of pious revisions and theological additions is offered. Scribes corrected or transformed elements, which they found problematic or contradictory. This includes hints of myth or polytheism; pagan practices; or ambiguous theological formulations. Changes range from changing letters to revising words and formulations. Comparisons of parallel formulations within the Hebrew Bible, as well as of the Hebrew Bible (Masoretic text) and the Septuagint or Qumran scrolls are made.

Keywords: euphemisms; pious correction; theological emendation; theological revisions

Chapter.  5826 words. 

Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies

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