Confusing redaction and corruption : a house going to hell

Show simple item record Loader, J.A. (James Alfred), 1945- 2013-10-22T11:04:25Z 2013-10-22T11:04:25Z 2013-09-05
dc.description.abstract There are two dimensions to the argument offered in this article, both of them pertaining to methodological issues. The first is that of distinguishing textual criticism from redactional criticism, especially with recourse to the critical apparatus of the Stuttgart Hebrew Bibles. Secondly, the danger of over-emphasising the sound distinction between so-called ‘literary’ and ‘historical’ exegetical modes into an unsound separation between them. Proposals for the emendation of the text in Proverbs 2:18 are used as an example of both issues at once. It is advanced that a historical enquiry into the origin of the text can shed light on an analysis of the text ‘as it stands’, which undermines the reading of the ‘final text’ as an exercise that can, and may, have nothing to do with enquiry into the growth of that text. This article endeavours to advance its argument by means of a practical contribution to solving the perceived textual problems of the crux interpretum, rather than indulging in the kind of theoretical skirmishes that characterised South African debates at the end of the previous century. en
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dc.identifier.citation Loader, J.A., 2013, ‘Confusing redaction and corruption: A house going to hell’, Verbum et Ecclesia 34(2), Art. #797, 5 pages. 10.4102/ve.v34i2.797 en
dc.identifier.issn 1609-9982 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2074-7705 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/ve.v34i2.797
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dc.publisher OpenJournals Publishing en
dc.rights © 2013. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS OpenJournals. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en
dc.subject Redactional criticism en
dc.subject Stuttgart Hebrew Bibles en
dc.subject Proverbs 2:18 en
dc.subject Corruption en
dc.subject.lcsh Bible. Old Testament -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. en
dc.title Confusing redaction and corruption : a house going to hell en
dc.type Article en

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