Memory in the Bible & Antiquity
The Fifth Durham-Tubingen
Research Symposium, September 2004
Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament, No. 212

Edited by Stephen C. Barton, et al.
October 2007
Mohr Siebeck                                                             
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ISBN: 9783161492518            
394 pages, 6 3/8 x 9 1/4"
$177.50 Hardcover

The volume brings together essays that explore the topic of memory and remembrance in the ancient world, taking into account the Hebrew Bible (Deuteronomy, 1 and 2 Kings), ancient Judaism (1 and 2 Maccabees, Psalms of Solomon, Dead Sea Scrolls), the classical world, the New Testament (Jesus, Synoptic Gospels and Acts, Gospel of John, Pauline letters) and Early Christianity (Petrine tradition).

The essays, which focus on a wide range of sources from antiquity, open up new questions about the social and religious function of memory. As a collection, they demonstrate how much social memory theory can contribute to the understanding of the ways ancient texts were, on the one hand, shaped by conventions of memory and, on the other hand, participated in and contributed to evolving strategies for reading "the past".


Loren T. Stuckenbruck
, Stephen C. Barton, and Benjamin G. Wold: Introduction
Joachim Schape
r: The Living Word Engraved in Stone: The Interrelationship of the Oral and the Written and the Culture of Memory in the Books of Deuteronomy and Joshua
Erhard Blum: Historiography or Prose? The Peculiarities of the Hebrew Prose Tradition
Benjamin G. Wold
: Memory in the Dead Sea Scrolls: Exodus, Creation and Cosmos
Loren T. Stuckenbruck
: The Teacher of Righteousness Remembered: From Fragmentary Sources to Collective Memory in the Dead Sea Scrolls
Hermann Lichtenberger
: History-writing and History-telling in First and Second Maccabees
William Horbury: The Remembrance of God in the Psalms of Solomon
John M. G. Barclay
: Memory Politics: Josephus on Jews in the Memory of the Greeks
Doron Mendels: Societies of Memory in the Graeco-Roman World
Anthony Le Donne
: Theological Memory Distortion in the Jesus Tradition
James D. G. Dunn: Social Memory and the Oral Jesus Tradition
Martin Hengel
: Der Lukasprolog und seine Augenzeugen: Die Apostel, Petrus und die Frauen
Ulrike Mittmann-Richert
: Erinnerung und Heilserkenntnis im Lukasevangelium
Anna Maria Schwemer: Erinnerung und Legende: Die Berufung des Paulus und ihre Darstellung in der Apostelgeschichte
Hans-Joachim Eckstein
: Das Johannesevangelium als Erinnerung an die Zukunft der Vergangenheit Stephen C. Barton: Memory and Remembrance in Paul
Markus Bockmuehl
: New Testament Wirkungsgeschichte and the Early Christian Appeal to Living Memory

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