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Many students of the second one Temple interval have changed the concept that of canonization via that of canonical method. examine of the useless Sea Scrolls has been the most important for this new path. in keeping with this new proof taxonomic phrases like biblical, nonbiblical or parabiblical look anachronistic for the interval prior to 70 C.E. The idea of authoritative Scriptures performs a massive half within the new paradigm of canonical approach, however it has now not but been sufficiently mirrored upon and is wanting rationalization. Why have been a few texts extra authoritative than others? For whom and in what contexts have been texts authoritative? And what are our standards to figure out to what quantity a textual content used to be authoritative? briefly, what can we suggest by way of "authoritative"? This quantity makes a speciality of particular texts or corpora of texts, and ways the proposal of authoritative Scriptures from sociological, cultural and literary views.

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M. J. ”. For a more recent summary of the issues, see S. : Eerdmans, 2008). 43 In it he lists no less than nine forms in which the reworking of the Bible has influenced the canonical process, rendering unnecessary any discussion of the matter here in greater detail. J. Brooke, “Between Authority and Canon: The Significance of Reworking the Bible for Understanding the Canonical Process,” in Reworking the Bible: Apocryphal and Related Texts at Qumran (ed. G. Chazon, D. A. Clements; Leiden: Brill, 2005), 85–104.

But before turning to a few comments on rewriting and identity formation, we need to consider some views of textuality. G. M. : Society of Biblical Literature, 2005). On the priestly element in apocalyptic see the landmark study of C. Rowland, The Open Heaven: A Study of Apocalyptic in Judaism and Early Christianity (London: SPCK, 1982). 11 A. Lange, “From Literature to Scripture: The Unity and Plurality of the Hebrew Scriptures in Light of the Qumran Library,” in One Scripture or Many? Canon from Biblical, Theological, and Philosophical Perspectives (ed.

72 Besides, the “beyond” is already among us. I see here many young women and men, better formed and prepared that we ever were, and infused with the same passion to explore the Scrolls that we had. As true ‫ בנות‬and ‫ בני אור‬they will extract from these old manuscripts all possible light, and they will tell you in the future the rest of the story. 71 García Martínez, “Profeet en profetie,” 131. F. García Martínez, “Qumrán en el siglo XXI: Cambios y perspectivas después de 50 años de estudios,” Miscelánea de Estudios Árabes y Hebraicos, Sección de Hebreo 55 (2006): 309–34.

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