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The Scribal School of Daniel

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The integration of social-science methods into biblical scholarship is a fairly recent phenomenon, and hence the agenda of this essay does not carry a long history. The various reasons for the advent of social-science perspectives on biblical literature deserve a lengthy review elsewhere. The outcome, however, is that the social dimension of authorship is now more fully in view. The history of research into the authorship of Daniel reflects a trend from personal and historical, via theological and literary and back, to socio-historical emphases. While these terms are a clear case of category confusion, the social-science agenda has again become quite clear, and "Daniel" has turned into a historically formed and ideologically motivated social group. Nevertheless, the book of Daniel as a whole, and thus its authors, is fundamentally concerned with the fate of the Jerusalem temple and its cult.

Keywords: biblical scholarship; Daniel; social-science agenda; socio-historical emphases

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