Chapter

From the Neo-Assyrian to Hasmonean Periods

David M. Carr

in The Formation of the Hebrew Bible

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780199742608
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199918737 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742608.003.0012
From the Neo-Assyrian to Hasmonean Periods

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This chapter opens with a survey from beginning to end of the major conclusions of the survey done in reverse up to this point. This uncovers broader trends in the growing hostility toward foreign peoples and traditions, a tendency toward more collection and less new composition of core biblical materials, the dominance of Priestly scribalism in the late formation of the Bible, and the different impact of Aramaic literary culture on various parts of the Bible. The second half of the chapter summarizes ways in which insights from the first four methodological chapters of the book played a role in this reconstruction.

Keywords: Priestly scribalism; Aramaic literary culture; foreign peoples; Bible; hostility

Chapter.  6628 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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