Table of contents for The edited Bible : the curious history of the "editor" in biblical criticism / John Van Seters.

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Contents
Abbreviations 	 xi
Preface 	xiii
1.
Introduction 	 1
The Problem of Definition in 
Old Testament Handbooks 2
Etymologies and Meanings 13
Understanding Ancient Book Production, Dissemination, and Distribution 15
The Revival of Scholarship in the Renaissance and Editing the Classics 18
Editing the Scriptures in Judaism and Christianity 20
Additions and Editions 21
The Task before Us 22
2.
The Early History of Editing 	 27
The Rise of Homeric Scholarship in
the Pre-Hellenistic Period 27
Alexandrian Scholars and the Editing of Homer 35
Homeric Scholarship in Pergamum and Rome 45
Editing and Its Influence on the Vulgate and the Book Trade 46
Editing Classical Texts in the Roman Period 52
Conclusion 57
3.
Jewish and Christian Scholarship and Standardization 
of Biblical Texts 	 60
The Sopherim as "Editors" of the Hebrew Bible 60
Scribal Signs and Corrections 79
Editing and Translating the Sacred Texts among the Church Fathers 83
Conclusion 109
4.
Classical and Biblical Text Editions: Editing in the Age 
of the Printing Press 	 113
The Revival of Classical Learning and the Publication of Editiones Principes 113
The Textus Receptus of the New Testament 
and the Hebrew Bible 117
Editing Classical Texts and the Education
of the Gentleman 121
Richard Bentley and the 
Critical Editing of Texts 124
Editors and the Collection of Manuscripts 130
5.
Editing Homer: The Rise of Historical Criticism 
in Classical Studies 	 133
F. A. Wolf and the Homeric Problem 133
The Editor in Homer after Wolf 151
The Demise of the Redactor in
Homeric Studies 163
6.
The History of the "Editor" in Biblical Criticism 
from Simon to Wellhausen 	 185
Richard Simon: Editing Historical Documents 185
Editor as Compiler of Fragments and Documents: From Eichhorn to Vater 191
W. M. L. de Wette: Pioneer of Historical Criticism 205
Heinrich Ewald: Conservative Reaction 215
Hermann Hupfeld: Editor as Conflator of Documents 221
Wellhausen and Kuenen: 
The Redactor in the Documentary Hypothesis 223
Summary and Conclusion 238
7.
The History of Redaction in the Twentieth Century: 
Crisis in Higher Criticism 	 244
The Wellhausen Legacy in the Twentieth Century: Driver, Eissfeldt, and Pfeiffer 244
Form Criticism and the Editor: Hermann Gunkel 247
Form Criticism of the Hexateuch:
Authors and Editors in G. von Rad 256
Editors and Historians in the History of Traditions: 
Martin Noth 260
The Revisionist Successors of von Rad and Noth 
and the Triumph of the Editor 269
The Composition of the Pentateuch: Neither Authors
nor Editors; Erhard Blum 277
Wellhausen and the Rise of Redaction Criticism in 
New Testament Studies 283
Summary and Conclusion 296
8.
Editing the Bible and Textual Criticism 	 298
Editors in the History of Textual Criticism 299
Editors, Urtext, Recensions, and the 
Problem of Textual Diversity: Emanuel Tov 314
Editors in the Book of Jeremiah 327
Editing the Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls 332
The Editions of the Septuagint and
Other Early Greek Recensions 340
Conclusion 346
9.
Editors and the Creation of the Canon 	 351
The Problem of Definition: 
"Canon" and "Canonical" 351
The History of the Canon as a
Restricted Corpus of Sacred Books 353
Canonical Criticism, Canonical Process, and 
the Editing of the Bible 362
The Role of the Editor in Innerbiblical Exegesis 376
Conclusion 389
10.
Summary and Conclusion 	 391
Appendix 	 402
Indexes
 Index of Authors 	 000
 Index of Ancient Sources 	 000
 Index of Topics 	 000

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Bible -- Criticism, redaction -- History.
Classical literature -- History and criticism.
Editing.