Benjamin D. Giffone

Storymaking, Textual Development, and Varying Cultic Centralizations

Gathering and Fitting Unhewn Stones
[Storymaking, Textentwicklung und unterschiedliche kultische Zentralisierungen. Sammeln und Einpassen von unbehauenen Steinen.]
2023. XVIII, 269 pages.
DOI 10.1628/978-3-16-156239-6
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How did the use of earlier narrative and legal material within Chronicles and other Second Temple texts illumine instances of unevenness that later interpreters smoothed to a degree but retained in the text? Benjamin D. Giffone shows how community memory existing outside the written texts provided limits on the changes that could be introduced by scribes. Narrativity as a key feature of the texts allowed certain memories to be retained, framed by various techniques to suit the storymakers' aims.

Forschungen zum Alten Testament 2. Reihe (FAT II)