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Rewritten Bible As Conceptual Blend: Establishing Authority In Pseudo-Philo

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This chapter focuses on how Pseudo-Philo's Liber Antiquitatum Biblicarum (LAB) makes meaning, and what meaning it makes. The purpose of this monograph is to identify to whom authority is awarded, how authority is retained and expressed, and how the stories of women relate to this broad theme. The chapter addresses these issues by analyzing how the overall structure of the text itself evokes authority. Prior to assessing what Pseudo-Philo might actually mean to say, it is important to consider just how Liber Antiquitatum Biblicarum functions as a whole text. Liber Antiquitatum Biblicarum retells the bible from Genesis through Kings. This retelling has no breaks and no indication that the author is attempting to separate her version of the stories from the biblical version.

Keywords: Liber Antiquitatum Biblicarum; Pseudo-philo



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