Monday, April 11, 2016

Lied and Lundhaug (eds.), Snapshots of Evolving Traditions

FORTHCOMING BOOK FROM DE GRUYTER: Snapshots of Evolving Traditions: Jewish and Christian Manuscript Culture, Textual Fluidity, and New Philology Hardcover – 15 Jan 2017 by Liv Ingeborg Lied (Editor), Hugo Lundhaug (Editor). The Amazon page does not yet have a description, but the De Gruyter page does:
Eschewing the search for the hypothetical original, this volume of essays places manuscripts and manuscript culture center stage and provides new readings of texts from various Christian and Jewish traditions in their manuscript contexts. With emphasis on method, the book takes materiality and manuscript practices into consideration, arguing for the significance of realizing the inherent fluidity of textual transmission in a manuscript culture.
I mentioned the book a couple of years ago here. I'm glad to hear that a publication date has now been announced. My article, "Translating the Hekhalot Literature: Insights from New Philology," is included in the volume.