Scribal Culture & Intertextuality

Forschungen zum Alten Testament 2. No. 85

By: Jiseong James Kwon
July 2016
Mohr Siebeck
Distributed by Coronet Books
ISBN: 9783161543975
277 Pages
$115.00 Paper original


JiSeong James Kwon studied in this work a large number of scientific arguments concerning the unmistakable literary and historical link between the Book of Job and the second part of the book of Isaiah (Isaiah 40-55), also known as Second Isaiah. The methodology for the comparative study of two biblical texts generally used was previously an author-centric approach, which the complex interrelationships between corresponding texts pursues considering the verbal and thematic similarities. This approach was, however, often by misleading concepts of literary dependencies a later source of an earlier. JiSeong James Kwon argues that the scribes scribes were biblical subjects and belonged to the literary elite in the Judean society. Similarities between the two compared books therefore resulted from a written culture. This perspective focuses on the traditional research, which was influenced by the form of criticism, perhaps in a different light and divides by the group read and literate in Israelite society in various professions - priests, sages and prophets.