n HTS : Theological Studies - People of the book : Canon, meaning and authority, M. Halbertal : book review




Extracted from text ... Halbertal, M 1997 - People of the book: Canon, meaning and authority Publisher: Harvard University Press. Pages: 179. Price: ?14.95 Reviewer: Prof P M Venter (University of Pretoria) This publication deals with the meaning of the notion "canon" for Jewish hermeneutics. The shared commitment to certain texts played a role in shaping many aspects of Jewish life. In this publication the author investigates the implication of the centrality of the traditional text for the shape of Judaism. Halbertal indicates a shift of meaning in the notion of canon over the years. In the Bible itself the study of the Torah ..


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