Rewriting and the Gospels

Allen, G. V. (2018) Rewriting and the Gospels. Journal for the Study of the New Testament, 41(1), pp. 58-69. (doi: 10.1177/0142064X18788977)

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This article explores the ways in which the New Testament functions as a witness to Jewish literary production, focusing on the concept of rewritten scripture. I argue that Matthew’s relationship to Mark offers insight into critical discussions regarding rewritten scripture as a concept. These early Christian texts lend credibility to the idea that the generic aspects of the rewritten scripture are secondary to its identity as a flexible set of exegetical procedures practised on a scriptural base tradition. I explore this issue by analysing the controversial history of scholarship on rewritten texts and by analysing the ways in which Matthew’s use of Mark constitutes rewrittenness.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Allen, Professor Garrick
Authors: Allen, G. V.
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BS The Bible
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Critical Studies > Theology and Religious Studies
Journal Name:Journal for the Study of the New Testament
Journal Abbr.:JSNT
Publisher:SAGE Publications
ISSN (Online):1745-5294
Published Online:28 August 2018

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