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The Concept of Canonical Intertextuality and the Book of Daniel

  • By Jordan M. Scheetz
Synopsis: The Concept of Canonical Intertextuality and the Book of Daniel is an attempt to bring clarity to the concepts of intertextuality and canon criticism in the field of biblical studies. This volume combines an examination of the theories of intertextuality (Julia Kristeva), canon criticism (Brevard Childs and James Sanders), inner-biblical exegesis (Michael Fishbane), intratextuality (George Lindbeck), and kanonische intertextuelle Lekture (Georg Steins) with an inductive study of the Masoretic Text of Daniel, of its concrete relationship with other texts in the Hebrew Bible, and finally of quotations in the Greek text of the New Testament. The Masoretic Text of Daniel serves as an excellent testing ground through its multilingual character (Hebrew and Aramaic), through its differing placement in various biblical canons, and through its clear quotation in a limited number of New Testament texts. The end result of this study is a theory of canonical intertextuality unique in its definition in relation to the theories investigated, as well as in its application to an entire biblical book and to other texts in the Old and New Testaments. Endorsements: "In this publication Scheetz develops the concept of 'canonical intertextuality.' He uses the book of Daniel as a test case to show how intertextuality was used to combine thematically related texts progressively by linking a next chapter to the previous to eventually form the present canonical book. This publication is recommended as an innovative study on canon formation." --Pieter M. Venter University of Pretoria, South Africa "What Jordan Scheetz offers in this book is not only a fresh and insightful contribution to studies on Daniel, but also another step forward in the emerging field of intertextuality in the biblical canon. Clear in its presentation, compelling in its argument, careful in its exegesis, it is a model for current scholarly writing." --Ray Lubeck, Multnomah University Author Biography: Jordan M. Scheetz is Assistant Professor of Old Testament Languages and Literature at Tyndale Theological Seminary in the Netherlands."

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9781608995165
    • Manufacturer: Pickwick Pubn
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9781608995165
    • Publication Date: 03/01/2011
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Jordan M. Scheetz
    • Page Count: 184
    • Weight: 0.60 pounds
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