In his opinion, the redactors
of the Talmud had before them the three proof attempts in which R.
Michael Konkel investigates the innerbiblical links between Exodus 32-34 and the rest of the Enneateuch in order to determine whether the post-Priestly redactor
of this passage was working within the framework of an Enneateuch.
provided a name for the anonymous redactor
, my task here is to provide a
14) I suggest here that the second redactor
of "The Black Horse Ledger" the writer of the cursive ink labels, is white; historical facts about Indian alphabetic literacy, in particular the Northern Cheyenne's late adoption of alphabetic script given their limited contact with whites, support this conclusion.
Law compilations in ancient Israel and Judah had a similar scribal origin (see further below), but the depiction of law as an expression of YHWH's will already by the redactors
of the Covenant Code (CC) in the Neo-Assyrian period gave these compilations a prescriptive force that distinguishes them from their Mesopotamian counterparts (pp.
His concession to this viewpoint is to suggest that perhaps TI[chi square] was the redactor
of the scroll in essentially its final form.
Boyarin traces the rise of the famed rabbinic "pluralism" to the fifth and sixth century redactors
of the Bavli.
It also illuminates the beliefs and outlook of those later redactors
and enables us to glimpse the way in which they understood and used the earlier prophetic material (hence the `Tradition-Historical' element of the book's title).
While Otto provides a helpful corrective to the idea that the Temple Scroll "paradoxically" depends on and undermines the authority of Torah simultaneously, more consideration could have been given to another paradox that his study reveals: even as the Temple Scroll rejects the Pentateuch Redactors
' position that direct divine revelation is coterminous with the Sinaitic laws of the written Torah, it tacitly endorses the pentateuchal hermeneutic insofar as the bulk of its "new" Sinaitic law in fact results from interpretation of the Torah--just as the Pentateuch Redactors
would have it.
Old Testament scholar Job explains that redaction criticism approaches a text not as a single piece but as a conglomerate that developed over time as different hands, or redactors
, have made their contributions.
More important is the fact that the book provides a sophisticated and compelling answer to a fundamental question, namely why Guru Arjan, as well as the redactors
of other early versions of the AG, saw fit to include this material in their compilations.
Nevertheless, this book has the merit of at least making the attempt to visualize more concretely the reality behind literary theories about multiple redactors
, complex text-critical reconstructions, and the creation and transmission of literature in the post-exilic context of Persian Judah.