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Authoritative Scriptures And Scribal Culture

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This chapter focuses on the relationship between authoritative Scriptures and scribal culture. It also discusses a few notions to be found in the sources of the time, the Hellenistic era, which mark the authoritativeness of particular books. In antiquity, the notion of being ancestral or ancient meant that the object concerned was considered authoritative. The three elementsbeing ancestral, being an object of study and being deposited in a temple librarymark the significance of particular writings of the time. The first and third aspectsbeing ancestral and being kept in the templehelp us understand why particular books were potentially held in high esteem, but they do not tell us anything about the way, or to what purpose, these books were used. As to this question, the aspect of study is most interesting and important because without being studied, the ancient booksthe Scriptureswould remain silent objects.

Keywords: ancestral; authoritative scriptures; Hellenistic era; scribal culture; temple library

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