Monday, February 06, 2017

Kratz on the DSS and the Bible

ANCIENT JEW REVIEW: Insights into the Growth of Biblical Literature from the Dead Sea Scrolls (Reinhard Kratz).
The Dead Sea Scrolls invite us to review our hypotheses concerning form, tradition, religious, theological, and historical criticism. Above all, they allow us to study the means, techniques and trends involved in ancient interpretations of biblical writings, which are documented in various forms. Ultimately, the manuscripts represent a welcome opportunity of control for the methods of compositional criticism. The new evidence not only raises the question of what biblical scholarship and criticism can learn from the Dead Sea Scrolls, but also the reverse.