Authoritative Texts and Reception History

Aspects and Approaches


Reception history has emerged over the last decades as a rapidly growing domain of research, entertaining a notable methodological diversity. Authoritative Texts and Reception History samples that diversity, offering a collection of essay that discuss various reception-historical issues, from a plurality of perspectives, across several fields: Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Pseudepigrapha and the Dead Sea Scrolls, New Testament, early and late-antique Christianity. While furthering specific discussions in their specific fields, the contributions included here—authored by both established and emerging scholars—illustrate just how wide the umbrella of ‘reception history’ can be, and the varied range of topics, concerns and approaches it can accommodate.
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Biographical Note

Dan Batovici, is a Postdoctoral Fellow at KU Leuven, where he also earned his Ph.D. (2015). He has published so far a number of reception-historical articles in several journals, including Biblica, Zeitschrift für Antikes Christentum, Apocrypha, and Archiv für Papyrusforschung.

Kristin De Troyer, Ph.D (1997, Leiden), is Professor of Old Testament at Universität Salzburg, having published widely on the textual history of the Old Testament, including editions of the Schøyen Greek Joshua (2005) and Leviticus (2010) in Papyrologica Florentina.

Table of contents

Contributors are: Moshe Blidstein, Michael A. Clark, James R. Davila, Rebekah Devine, Mark W. Elliott, Nicholas Ellis, Kevin Haley, Benjamin J.M. Johnson, David J. Larsen, Kerry Lee, Justin A. Mihoc, Frederik Mulder, Albertina Oegema, Beniamin Pascut, Martin G. Ruf, Andrew Talbert, Madalina Toca, Kristin De Troyer, Marijana Vuković, N. T. Wright.


All interested in reception history in general, and in that of Jewish and early Christian texts, in special.