Methods in biblical scholarship

Niels Peter Lemche npl at
Mon Dec 27 15:00:00 EST 1999

	moshe shulman  
> I think 4Q184 would be an example of exposition on Proverbs. I recall
> something about Job, but I would have to look for it.
	[Niels Peter Lemche]  It's not a pesher but a targum, translated in
Garcia Martinez, pp. 143 ff.
	The pesharim covers Isaiah, Hosea, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk,
Zephaniah, Malachi, and Psalms and something of a Genesis pesher (4QPGen)

> >around 100 BCE? And again, does it say that it is canonical literature,
> or
> >are we witnessing the initial (or 2nd or 3rd) steps in the direction of a
> >canonization? And did the HB ever reach the sate of canonization that was
> >valid for Christian communities?
> I think the concept of 'canon' is  one that is more Christian oriented.
> Judiasm seems to have a different view of 'sacred liturature' then does
> Christianity. For example Ben Sirach can be quoted and interpreted in the
> talmud at the same time it is being banned. 
	[Niels Peter Lemche]  Also my point


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