Pseudepigraphy and a Scribal Sense of the Past in the Ancient Mediterranean: A Copy of the Book of the Words of the Vision of Amram

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    Abstract

    Explanations for the use of the word “copy” in Visions of Amram were offered before, also drawing the concept of pseudepigraphy into the discussion. In this brief article I wish to add to some of these explanations by taking the use of “copy” in Visions of Amram as point of departure in order to rethink the production and transmission of ancient Jewish pseudepigraphic texts within the ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern contexts. Here I will focus on a so-called scribal sense of the past and investigate notions of original and copy. This contribution adds the notion of antiquarianism as a scribal sense of the past as an extra feature to take into consideration in recent discussions in the field about pseudepigraphy.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIs There a Text in This Cave? Studies in the Textuality of the Dead Sea Scrolls in Honour of George J. Brooke
    EditorsAriel Feldman, Maria Cioată, Charlotte Hempel
    PublisherBrill Academic Publisher
    Pages308-318
    Number of pages11
    ISBN (Print)9789004344525
    Publication statusPublished - May-2017

    Publication series

    NameStudies on the Texts of the Desert of Judah
    PublisherBrill
    Volume119

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