Supplementation and the Study of the Hebrew Bible (Paperback)
This new volume includes ten original essays that demonstrate clearly how common, variegated, and significant the phenomenon of supplementation in the Hebrew Bible is. Contributors examine instances of supplementation ranging from minor additions to aid pronunciation, to fill in abbreviations, or to clarify ambiguous syntax to far more elaborate changes, such as interpolations within a work of prose, in a prophetic text, or in a legal text. Scholars also examine supplementation by the addition of an introduction, a conclusion, or an introductory and concluding framework to a particular lyrical, legal, prophetic, or narrative text. The volume contributes to the further development of a panbiblical compositional perspective by significantly advancing our understanding of the role of supplementation in the development of the Hebrew Bible as a whole.