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Book: The Old Testament Hebrew Scriptures in Five Minutes

Chapter: 76. What Are Redaction and Text Criticism?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.44938


Despite the present popularity of synchronic readings, academic biblical scholarship continues to consider most biblical texts as the product of a complex process of expansion, revision, and reshaping. Redaction criticism holds that such a process is possible to reconstruct, though to what extent is debatable.

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