Figures Who Shape Scriptures, Scriptures That Shape Figures

Essays in Honor of Benjamin G. Wright III

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Géza G. Xeravits, Greg Schmidt Goering
Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Studies
  • Berlin, Germany: 
    De Gruyter
    , February
     267 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


The papers of the volume investigate how authoritative figures in the Second Temple Period and beyond contributed to forming the Scriptures of Judaism, as well as how these Scriptures shaped ideal figures as authoritative in Early Judaism. The topic of the volume thus reflects Ben Wright’s research, who—especially with his work on Ben Sira, on the Letter of Aristeas, and on various problems of authority in Early Jewish texts—creatively contributed to the study of the formation of Scriptures, and to the understanding of the figures behind these texts.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Géza G. Xeravits is Professor of Reformed Theology at Selye J. University in Komárno, Slovakia.

Greg Schmidt Goering is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville.


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