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Form, Source, and Redaction Criticism

Johannes P. Floss

in The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Studies

Published in print April 2006 | ISBN: 9780199254255
Published online April 2009 |

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology

Form, Source, and Redaction Criticism

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This chapter discusses the following methods for interpreting the text of the Old Testament: form criticism, source/literary criticism, and redaction criticism. The section on form criticism covers presuppositions, definition, form criticism according to W. Richter, and the problem of form and content. The section on source/literary criticism deals the ambiguity of the terms, source and literary criticism; the subject, definition, and aim of literary criticism; and criteria for the method. The section on redaction criticism considers discusses the term, criteria, and function of the method.

Keywords: Old Testament; text; interpretation; form criticism; genre criticism; source criticism; literary criticism; redaction criticism

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Subjects: Religious Studies ; Biblical Studies

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