A New Glimpse of Day One: Intertextuality, History of by S. D. Giere

By S. D. Giere

Informed by way of the knowledge that each one texts are intertexts, this paintings develops and employs a style that makes use of the idea that of intertextuality for the aim of exploring the heritage of interpretation of a biblical textual content. With Day One, Genesis 1.1–5, because the fundamental textual content, the intertextuality of this biblical textual content is investigated in its Hebrew (Masoretic textual content) and Greek (Septuagint) contexts. The learn then broadens to soak up the intertextuality of Day One in different Hebrew and Greek texts as much as c. 2 hundred CE, relocating from Hebrew texts corresponding to Ben Sira and the lifeless Sea Scrolls to Greek texts reminiscent of Josephus, Philo, the recent testomony, and early Christian texts. What emerges from this can be a new glimpse of the intertextuality of Day one who presents perception into the complexity of the intertextuality of a biblical textual content and the position that language performs in intertextuality and interpretation. as well as the methodological insights that this method presents to the background of interpretation, the learn additionally sheds mild on textual and theological questions that relate to Day One, together with the genesis of creatio ex nihilo.

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