Reinhard Gregor Kratz

Biblical Interpretation and Redaction History

Jahrgang 9 () / Heft 2, S. 209-246 (38)
Publiziert 27.07.2020

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The following article categorizes and describes certain phenomena of »editing« and paves the way from empirical data toward hypothetically reconstructing the literary‑ and redaction‑history of biblical compositions. Following some general remarks on coherence and incoherence in »emic« and »etic« perspectives, the article deals with the genre of ancient commentaries from Qumran (pesharim) and their techniques of interpretation, citation and rewriting, transmission and translation, and finally redaction of biblical texts. Largely the same hermeneutics underlie the different kinds of formation, transmission, and re‑use of biblical and parabiblical texts.

Reinhard Gregor Kratz Born 1957; 1987 Dr. theol., 1990 Habilitation at the University of Zürich; since 1995 Professor for Old Testament/Hebrew Bible at the Theological Faculty of the University Göttingen.