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Cook, A Sign and A Wonder: The Redactional Formation of Isaiah 18-20 (Leiden: Brill, 2011), 82-86.
As such, it is argued, redactional criticism reduces the quality of the biblical record, casts strong doubts on its inspiration, and implies that the Bible is not trustworthy as a historical document.
Neither does Blum's discussion of the methodological problem that confronts the interpreter when faced with the variety of literary relationships between the books, namely, the difficulty of distinguishing limited additions to specific texts from larger-scale redactional activity that is intended to create a literary work.
In Luke, however, all vestiges of a Messianic anointing seem to be lost, leaving us again with the question of whether Luke's redactional choices have done an injustice to the anointing woman and to her act of anointing.
1) To date the finest study of the redactional process of Gaudium et spes is Giovanni Turbanti, Un concilio per il mondo moderno: La redazione della costituzione pastorale "Gaudium et spes" del Vaticano II (Bologna: Il Mulino, 2000).
Their topics include conversational biblical hermeneutics and theologies, how the woman who anointed Jesus became a victim of Luke's redactional and theological principles, and the Bible in British urban theology.
Assessing developments in Qumran Studies from 1997-2007, Eileen Schuller argues that in light of the newer manuscript publications of the 1990's, conversations between John and Qumran should be updated to reflect the complex redactional activity that is exhibited in multiple manuscripts of documents like the Rule of the Community and Thanksgiving Hymns', moreover, the future study of the Scrolls themselves should benefit from an array of more literary and sociological approaches to the collection (pp.
Goldingay is skeptical of recent attempts to find significance in the ordering; of the Psalter and leaves to others the attempt to find redactional layers in individual psalms.
A few contributions argue admittedly modest redactional points: the star of Matthew 2:9 as inspired by the cloud-fire traditions of Numbers 9; a possible evocation of Daniel 4:14 in Matthew 11:11 (the "least in the kingdom"); a Moses typology in Matthew 11:25-30: an understanding of Matthew 27:54, the centurion's affirmation of faith, in light of Exodus 14:30-31.
Though he focuses on the detailed analysis of selected passages, he steps back now and then to consider the aims of the book's redaction and their importance to understanding the worldview of the redactional layer.
Based on the analysis of the redactional layers of the corpus, he suggests that the reason the Foreign Nations Corpus I is sharply negative about the foreigners is the oppression of the people of Judah and the Diaspora.
The very productive Goldingay distances himself from recent attempts to see theological significance in the arrangement of the Psalms and from the redactional history of individual Psalms.