The Concept of Canonical Intertextuality and the Book of Daniel (Paperback)Jordan M. Scheetz (author)
Paperback 184 Pages / Published: 28/06/2012
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Scheetz undertakes to make the concepts of intertextuality and canon criticism more comprehensible in the field of biblical studies. This volume is a combination of, on one hand, an observation of intertextuality, canon criticism, inner-biblical exegesis, intratextuality and kanonische intertextuelle Lekture and, on the other hand, an inductive study of the Masoretic Text of Daniel, of its connections with other texts of the Hebrew Bible, and of clear passages in the Greek text of the New Testament. Scheetz uses the Masoretic Text of Daniels as an appropriate testing ground through the medium of its multilingual character, its diverging placement in various biblical canons, and its concrete citations in some texts of the New Testament. The end result of this study is a theory of canonical intertextuality unique in its definition in relation to the theories investigated, as well as in its application to an entire biblical book and to other texts in the Old and New Testaments.
Publisher: James Clarke & Co Ltd
Number of pages: 184
Weight: 250 g
Dimensions: 229 x 153 x 11 mm
"... Scheetz's study brings a provocative perspective to the study of Daniel and opens significant avenues for rethinking the sometimes jarring juxtaposition of narrative and prophecy in the book. Though the study is otherwise accessible for students, Scheetz's methodological discussion features a considerable amount of un-translated German at a crucial point..." Nathan J Chambers, Theological book review, Vol. 24, No 2, 2012. 'This is a book that makes an important contribution to the study of the Old Testament for mainly two reasons: it breaks new ground in the interpretation of the biblical book of Daniel; and it does so by redefining the importance of the canon as a context for understanding biblical texts. [...] The book offers an enjoyable and cohesive overview of theories of intertextuality and the interpretation of the book of Daniel from the perspective of a canon of authoritative texts. [The Concept of Canonical Intertextuality and the Book of Daniel] is wholeheartedly recommended for all who are interested in intertextuality, canon criticism, and the interpretation of the book of Daniel.' Phillippus J. Botha, Review of Biblical Literature, 03/2013 'The Concept of Canonical Intertextuality and the Book of Daniel by Jordan M. Scheetz offers much that is helpful for understanding the overall literary structure of Daniel, especially the complex character of its interlocking literary relations and themes. [...] the book is well worth reading for its insights into the literary structure and intertextual relations within Daniel.' Don Collett, Review of Biblical Literature, 03/2013 '...Scheetz's book is a substantive contribution to discussions regarding intertextuality in the Bible and canonical criticism.' Daniel R. Watson in Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament, vol 2.1, June 2013 "...a thorough and careful account [...]with full scholarly apparatus and a warm appreciation of Alcuin's achievement in making the complexities of Augustine and much else intelligible in a different world, which was already under Viking attack as he wrote." Lucy Beckett, The Times Literary Supplement, June 28 2013 "This book presents an interesting thesis which is worthy of study by all biblical scholars, not just those interested in the Book of Daniel...It has interesting possibilities for understanding how the New Testament writers use the Old Testament." Ernest C. Lucas, Evangelical Quarterly, vol 86, issue 2, (April 2014)
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