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Book: Subtle Citation, Allusion, and Translation in the Hebrew Bible

Chapter: 2. Identifying Literary Allusions: Theory, and the Criterion of Shared Language

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.26710


JRK grapples with questions about (1) the role shared language should play in identifying literary allusions of historical consequence and (2) the role of the judgment of the reader. The chapter critiques practices in current biblical studies used to determine literary allusions. He proposes alternative methods drawing on insights from literary theory.

Chapter Contributors

  • Joseph Kelly ( - jrkelly)