Saturday, December 22, 2018

Review of Hendel and Joosten, How Old Is the Hebrew Bible?

BOOK REVIEW: The Bible Under a Microscope (Jonathan Kirsch, Jewish Journal). The book is Ronald Hendel and Jan Joosten, How Old Is the Hebrew Bible? A Linguistic, Textual, and Historical Study (Yale University Press, 2018). Excerpt from the review:
“How Old Is the Hebrew Bible” bears a weighty subtitle: “A Linguistic, Textual and Historical Study.” Indeed, it is a serious monograph that confronts some of the hottest controversies in biblical scholarship. But it is also a kind of whodunit in which words serve as clues and a lens through which we can learn new and wonderful things about the ancient writings the world regards as sacred scripture.
Cross-file under New Book.

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