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Do You Not Remember?: Scriptures, Story and Exegesis in the Rewritten Bible of Pseudo-Philo
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Do You Not Remember?: Scriptures, Story and Exegesis in the Rewritten Bible of Pseudo-Philo

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Sheffield Academic Press 2001

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Overview

The Liber Antiquitatum Biblicarum, a ‘rewritten Bible’ that follows the broad contours of Genesis to Samuel, includes numerous secondary, or out-of-sequence, episodes, and frequently juxtaposes unrelated biblical characters. The subtlety and significance of these inner-biblical linkages has up to now not been fully appreciated.

Building on recent studies in intertextuality, Fisk shows how Pseudo-Philo is often guided by intertextual links and themes present within the canonical precursor, that he is heavily indebted to post-biblical midrashic traditions, and that ‘secondary scripture’ is a strategic means by which Israel’s traditions are reconfigured in this enigmatic text.

Bruce Fisk is Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Westmont College, Santa Barbara, California.

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Product Details

  • Title: Do You Not Remember?: Scriptures, Story and Exegesis in the Rewritten Bible of Pseudo-Philo
  • Author: Bruce Fisk
  • Publisher: Sheffield Academic
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 376

About Bruce Fisk

Bruce Fisk is Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Westmont College, Santa Barbara, California.