Daniel and the Origins of Jewish Biblical Interpretation

  title={Daniel and the Origins of Jewish Biblical Interpretation},
  author={S. L. Sanders},
  pages={1 - 55}
  • S. L. Sanders
  • Published 2018
  • Philosophy
  • Prooftexts
  • Abstract:It has become a commonplace that by the Hellenistic period Judaism was a "religion of the book," with scriptural interpretation at its heart. As the result of a so-called Interpretive Revolution, reading of the Torah and Prophets had come to provide the warrant for both religious creativity and established practice. This article reexamines a key area of evidence for this assumption: the use of an explicit term for "interpretation" (pēšer) in the book of Daniel. None of the cases of… CONTINUE READING