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Second Temple Songs of Zion. A Literary and Generic Analysis of the Apostrophe to Zion (11QPsa XXII 1–15); Tobit 13:9–18 and 1 Baruch 4:30–5:9.
Berlin u. a.: De Gruyter 2014. 340 S. = Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Studies, 17. Geb. EUR 109,95. ISBN 978-3-11-031564-6.
In the revised version of her doctoral dissertation Ruth Henderson provides a comparison of three Zion Songs along with their individual, detailed literary analysis. After an overview of the topos of the future Jerusalem in Second Temple literature (chapter 1.1–3) the reasons for selecting the Zion Songs and the author’s objectives are set out in chapter 1.4, 1.5, 1.8. One of the basic tenets of H.’s research is that specific Second Temple songs from the Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha and Qumran scrolls, concerned with the future Jerusalem, represent a specific genre which is manifested in many characteristics these poems share. Three of these works have been selected as the subject matter of the book ( Apostrophe to Zion [11QPsa XXII 1–15], Tobit 13:9–18, and 1 ...
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