Friday, October 16, 2015

Interview with Andrew Perrin about Aramaic dream-visions

ANCIENT JEW REVIEW: Andrew Perrin Discusses the Dynamics of Dream-Vision Revelation in the Aramaic DSS (Brian Davidson). Excerpt:
The question of the (dis)unity of the ADSS is my guiding question throughout the study. A central item of debate in current research on these materials is whether they are best described as a “collection” (a disparate group of texts, sharing only their compositional language) or a “corpus” (a coherent group of writings, evidencing shared literary topoi or ideological patterns). Since dream-vision episodes, allusions, or interpretations are found in at least twenty of the thirty Aramaic compositions identified at Qumran, this feature can serve as a gauge for working towards an answer to this question.
I noted Perrin's book here when it came out in 2013.