In this volume selected papers from several Pericope meetings have been combined into a thematic volume, dealing with the method of unit delimitation. A hitherto unnoticed Tibero-Palestinian manuscript from Paris is discussed, as well as the text divisions in the Leviticus and Joshua Codices from the Schoyen collection and a fifth-century lectionary. The volume closes with a proposal for a new polyglot Bible, containing data with regard to unit delimitation from our traditions, Hebrew, Greek, Syriac and Latin.
Pericope Series aims at making available data on unit delimitation found in biblical and related manuscripts to the scholarly world and provides a platform for evaluating this hitherto largely neglected evidence for the benefit of biblical interpretation.
Marjo C.A. Korpel, D.D. (1990), Theological University of Kampen, is Associate Professor of Old Testament at Utrecht University. Her publications concern Ugaritic and Israelite religion, as well as Old Testament exegesis, with special attention to unit delimitation. Among her books are
A Rift in the Clouds: Ugaritic and Hebrew Descriptions of the Divine (Ugarit-Verlag, 1990),
The Structure of Classical Hebrew Poetry: Isaiah 40-55 (Brill, 1998; with J.C. de Moor) and
The Structure of the Book of Ruth (Van Gorcum, 2002).
Josef M. Oesch, Ph.D. (1977), Theological Faculty of Innsbruck University is Associate Professor in Biblical Studies at the University of Innsbruck (Austria). He has published in Old Testament and related subjects, especially in delimitation criticism. He also edited with M.C.A. Korpel the first volumes of the
Pericope series. He is director of the project Biblical Literature Documented in Innsbruck (BILDI) and of the project Hebrew Manuscripts and Fragments in Austrian Libraries.
Stanley E. Porter, Ph.D. (1988) in Biblical Studies and Linguistics, the University of Sheffield, is President, Dean and Professor of New Testament at McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He has published extensively in New Testament and related subjects. He has also edited the first three volumes in the
Pauline Studies series,
The Pauline Canon (Brill, 2004),
Paul and His Opponents (Brill, 2005), and
Paul and His Theology (Brill, 2006).