[b-hebrew] Gen 1 & Gen 2

Yitzhak Sapir yitzhaksapir at gmail.com
Wed Oct 31 01:18:21 EDT 2007

On 31/10/2007, at 12:29 AM, K Randolph wrote:

> I have heard from lectures that there was an ancient literary style
> that went out of use about early to mid second millennium BC, the
> title and author were added to the end of a document, instead of at
> the front as is modern practice (since at least the first millennium
> BC to now).

Colophons could appear at the end.  In one of the Greek versions of
Esther, there is a colophon at the end.  See for general review of these
issues here:
1) http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1052&context=classicsfacpub

2) http://www.sebts.edu/current_students/academics/viewResource.cfm?ResourceID=%24%22%403%5CR%20%20%20%0A

A translation of the two Greek versions is here:

The colophon is explicitly related to the Ptolemy and Cleopatra, so
colophons at the end of documents could be as late as the Hellenistic
period, if not later.

Yitzhak Sapir

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