Writing on the Tablet of the Heart
Origins of Scripture and Literature
By (author) David M. Carr
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Writing on the Tablet of the Heart by David M. Carr
Book DescriptionThis book explores a new model for the production, revision, and reception of Biblical texts as Scripture. Building on recent studies of the oral/written interface in medieval, Greco-Roman and ancinet Near Eastern contexts, David Carr argues that in ancient Israel Biblical texts and other texts emerged as a support for an educational process in which written and oral dimensions were integrally intertwined. The point was not incising and reading texts on parchment or papyrus. The point was to enculturate ancient Israelites - particularly Israelite elites - by training them to memorize and recite a wide range of traditional literature that was seen as the cultural bedorck of the people: narrative, prophecy, prayer, and wisdom.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195172973
(244mm x 164mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 21-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author David M. Carr
Holy Resilience, Hardback (January 2015)
A leading biblical scholar offers a powerful reexamination of the Bible's origins and its connections to human suffering
Introduction to the Bible, Hardback (April 2010)
This groundbreaking introductory textbook explores the emergence and development of the Bible, placing it in the broader context of world history. It particularly focuses on the role of a number of empires in the formation of the Biblical canon.
Introduction to the Old Testament, Hardback (April 2010)» View all books by David M. Carr
This comprehensive, introductory textbook is unique in exploring the emergence of the Hebrew Bible in the broader context of world history. It particularly focuses on the influence of pre-Roman empires, empowering students with a richer understanding of Old Testament historiography.
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Author Biography - David M. Carr
David M. Carr is Professor of Old Testament at Union Theological Seminary in New York. He is the author of The Erotic Word: Sexuality, Spirituality, and the Bible (OUP, 2003) and several other books.
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