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Introducing Authoritative Scriptures In Ancient Judaism

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Many scholars of the Second Temple period have replaced the concept of canonization with that of a canonical process. The study of Dead Sea Scrolls has been crucial for this new direction. Biblical, rewritten biblical and parabiblical manuscripts from Qumran have made us realize that their formation and production was a dynamic process. Some non-biblical texts were apparently as authoritative as biblical texts, even though they did not end up in the Jewish canons. The notion of authoritative Scriptures plays an important part in new paradigm, but it has not yet been sufficiently reflected upon and is in need of clarification. Various contributions to this book stresses how a context of conflict between various groups or positions determined strategies for claims to authoritativeness.

Keywords: authoritative scriptures; Biblical texts; Dead Sea Scrolls; Jewish canons; Judaism; Qumran; Second Temple period



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