Homer, the Bible, and beyond: Literary and religious canons in the ancient world

Margalit Finkelberg (Editor), Guy G. Stroumsa (Editor)

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"An international team of experts discusses the process of canon-formation in societies of the ancient world, addressing such issues as canon and the articulation of identity; the hermeneutical attitude toward canonical texts; textual fixity and openness; oral and written canons; methods of transmission, and more. Among the topics discussed are Mesopotamian canons; Zoroastrianism; the Bible; Homer; literary and philosophical canons in ancient Greece and Rome; the New Testament; the Roman law; Rabbinic Judaism and Kabbalistic literature."--BOOK JACKET. "As distinct from the extant studies of ancient canonical texts, which focus either on literary (Greco-Roman) or religous (Judeo-Christian) canons, the present volume aims at bridging the gap between these two fields by proposing the first comprehensive study of canon.".
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeiden
Number of pages283
ISBN (Electronic)9789004496385
ISBN (Print)9004126651, 9789004126657
StatePublished - 2003

Publication series

NameJerusalem studies in religion and culture
Volumev. 2

ULI Keywords

  • uli
  • Canon (Literature)
  • Classical literature -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc
  • Classics, Literary
  • Homer
  • Homere
  • Homeros
  • Homerus
  • Literary canon
  • Literary classics
  • Omero
  • Гомер
  • הומירוס
  • הומרוס
  • هوميروس


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