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Altes Testament


Pakkala, Juha


God’s Word Omitted. Omissions in the Transmission of the Hebrew Bible.


Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013. 418 S. = Forschungen zur Religion und Literatur des Alten und Neuen Testaments, 251. Geb. EUR 70,00. ISBN 978-3-525-53611-7.


Kristin De Troyer

In the first chapter, the author surveys the problem of what pre-cisely an omission is and what precisely authoritative scripture is, as omissions only seem to be a problem is a writing is of a certain nature. What is worth noting in this first chapter is that the author studies not only the New Testament and how omissions were viewed in New Testament scholarship, but also how omissions appeared in Dead Sea Scrolls, the Epic of Gilgamesh and in Assyrian Annals. P. states categorically what he wants to study: »I will primarily be looking for unequivocal intentional omissions where parts of the older text were left out of the textual transmission« (87). He clarifies: »Unintentional omissions, scribal lapses or omissions due to corruptions are there excluded« (ibid.).
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