Hebrew Bible 25 - Hebrew Bible Final: Similar to midterm...

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Hebrew Bible Final: Similar to midterm format. Short answer—will have some choice to choose from. Final is cumulative. Will focus on new material but will definitely have some stuff from the old midterm. o Made according to traditional Hebrew text. What does that mean? o Textual criticism (or lower criticism) —investigation of the Hebrew bible to see if there are mistakes in the texts. Higher criticism is study of how different books came into being (i.e. source criticism of Pentateuch). o Masoretic Text (MT) —traditional text. Most common. Not the only text that exists. o In the past every new copy was made by hand. Of course, it was very easy to change it (add new parts, take out some parts, heard different versions). o If this is the case, there may be a number of different versions of the scroll. o There isn’t such a thing as the exact copy of Jeremiah’s or Isaiah’s statements. o So, by the end of Biblical Period, there are a number of books floating around. o Example: Jeremiah: short version and long version was floating around by the end of Biblical period. Esther: o By 200/300 BCE scribes tend to have the sense that Biblical period has come to
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2010 for the course RELIGION 220 taught by Professor Sarbacker during the Winter '08 term at Northwestern.

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Hebrew Bible 25 - Hebrew Bible Final: Similar to midterm...

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