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List of Contributors Anneli Aejmelaeus, University of Goettingen and University of Helsinki Greame Auld, University of Edinburg (retired) Pierre-Maurice Bogaert, University of Louvain-la-Neuve (retired) Walter Dietrich, University of Bern (retired) Innocent Himbaza, University of Fribourg Philippe Hugo, University of Friboug Jurg Hutzli, University of Zurich Siegfried Kreuzer, Kirchliche Horchschuhle Wuppertal Philippe Lefebvre, University of Fribourg Donald W. Parry, Brigham Young University Alexander Rofe, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (retired)s Adrian Schenker, University of Fribourg (retired) Peter Schwagmeier, University of Zurich Julio Trebolle, University Complutense of Madrid.
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The books of Samuel are a key link in the history of the biblical text in so much as they are found at a crossroad where different textual traditions encounter each other (MT, LXX, Qumran). Recent research tends to consider that the textual criticism has to take into account the literary aspects which characterise the most ancient transmission of the text. This assessment asks a variety of new exegetical questions considered in this volume: Does the comparative analysis of the textual witnesses permit proving the existence of distinct literary editions? Which are the criteria to deem the literary nature of the variants? Which ideological and theological motives governed the modifications of a previous text? Is it possible to establish a relative chronology between the putative editions? The study of the most ancient history of the text opens an archeology of the monument that are the books of Samuel. The search for their ancient foundations and the bringing to light of later modifications, the consideration both of the restorations and of the ruins of the textual edifice all throw new light on the final construct and its theological significance. (source: Nielsen Book Data)