Re: Hebrew Bible, OT, or ...?
- I think the discussion that has ensued as a result of my original post
has demonstrated that there is not any single term to describe the
textual criticism of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament/First
Testament/Tanakh that is one hundred percent satisfactory. My question
was directed solely at the use of these terms in the field of textual
criticism, not religious studies as a whole. Though there is obviously
some overlap, I think the fact that the discipline deals explicitly with
language, and implicitly with canon, contributes to the difficulty.
Textual critics of all backgrounds should continue to use the terms that
seem to them, for whatever reasons, to be the most satisfactory,
remembering the imperfections of whatever term they choose.
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