Studies in the Book of Tobit: A Multidisciplinary Approach
Studies in the Book of Tobit: A Multidisciplinary Approach

Studies in the Book of Tobit: A Multidisciplinary Approach

in Library of Second Temple Studies

by Simon J. Gathercole, Stuart Weeks, Mark Bredin, Hugh Pyper, Trevor A. Hart, Shalom Goldman, Nathan MacDonald, Pekka Pitkänen, Margaret Barker, Hans Jørgen Lundager Jensen, and Richard J. Bauckham

Pages 206
Publisher T&T Clark
Published 2006
ISBN-13 9780567082299
The essays collected here approach the book of Tobit from a range of disciplines: literary, feminist, anthropological, imagination, theological, textual and historical. This multi-disciplinary approach will generate new ideas and approaches to the book of Tobit. The essays vary not only in methodology used, but also in the texts that they examine. The book considers in detail some Latin manuscripts, encompassing an article introducing a print of the Ceriani Latin text, and includes an overview of the Old Latin textual tradition and context. There is a comparison between two Greek manuscripts of Tobit 14 and a re-examination of the place of origin of the text. A social anthropological reading of the book is also included. The subject of Tobit in 17th century novels is considered, along with a study of Kierkergard and Tobit. Also incorporated is an examination of the Aramaic fragments from Qumran, and their significance to New Testament studies. Intertextual studies of the book are considered in reference to the influence of Deuteronomy and the significance this has for exegesis of Tobit is analyzed. This is volume 55 in the Library of Second Temple Studies series (formerly the Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha Supplement series).

  • Table of contents
  • Introduction - Mark Bredin
  • 1. Tobit in Spain: Some Preliminary Comments on the Relations between the Old Latin Witnesses - Simon Gathercole
  • 2. Some Neglected Texts of Tobit: the Third Greek Version - Stuart Weeks
  • 3. The Significance of Jonah in Vaticanus (B) Tobit 14. 4 and 8 - Mark Bredin
  • 4. 'Sarah is the Hero': Kierkegaard's reading of Tobit in Fear and Trembling - Hugh Pyper
  • 5. Tobit in the art of the Florentine Renaissance - Trevor Hart
  • 6. Tobit and the Jewish Literary Tradition - Shalom Goldman
  • 7. 'Bread on the Grave of the Righteous' (Tob. 4.17) - Nathan MacDonald
  • 8. Family Life and Ethnicity in Early Israel and in Tobit - Pekka Pitkänen
  • 9. The Archangel Raphael in the Book of Tobit - Margaret Barker
  • 10. Family, fertility and foul smell: Tobit and Judith - Hans J. Lundager Jensen
  • 11. Tobit as a Parable for the Exiles of Northern Israel - Richard Bauckham
  • 12. Food and Drink in Tobit and Other 'Diaspora Novellas' - Nathan MacDonald

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