'Proto-Canonization' of the Torah: A Self-Portrait of the Pentateuch in Light of Mesopotamian Writings

  • Victor Avigdor Hurowitz
  • Published 2006

Abstract

In order for a composition to enjoy the status of 'canonical' it must be: (1) of authoritative authorship and; (2) known to the community that recognizes its authority, accepts its message, and lives according to its teachings. This paper will examine these two characteristics as they apply to the Torah, seen through its own eyes, and how the Torah's 'self… (More)

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