Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs. Structure, Source, and Composition

Author: Hillel, Vered
Year:2013
Pages:336
ISBN:0-7734-4480-7
978-0-7734-4480-5
Price:219.95
This book is an investigation of the pseudepigraphical Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs (TPatr) as a complete literary product. TPatr is examined with the underlying hypothesis that such an analysis will provide a key to enhance our understanding of the document’s inner logic and composition, as well as of the writer’s adaptation of sources.

Table of Contents

Forward
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1: Introduction
1.0 Manuscripts
2.0 State of Research
3.0 Methodology
3.1 Structuralism Delineated
3.2 Methodology Employed
3.3 A.P.Spilly
4.0 Plan of Book
5.0 Structure
5.1 Literary Units
5.2 Two-Part Pronouncement-Elucidation Pattern 5.3 Terminology Chapter 2: Paradigmatic Structures
1.0 Tissachar
1.1 Preface (1:2-2:5)
1.2 Parenesis (3:1-5:8)
1.3 Prophecy (5:4-7:3)
1.4 Interrelationships of the Structural Components
2.0 TSimeon
2.1 Preface (2:2-5)
2.2 Parenesis (2:6-5:3)
2.3 Prophecy (5:4-7:3)
3.0 TNaphtali: Preface and Parenetic prose
3.1 Preface (1:6-12)
3.2 Parenetic Prose (2:1-2:8)
4.0 TAsher: Parenesis
4.1 Parenetic Prose (1:3-2:10)
4.2 Parenetic Exhortations (3:1-7:1)
Chapter 3: Modified Structures
1.0 TDan
1.0 Preface (1:3-9)
1.1 Parenesis (2:1-5:3)
1.2 Prophecy (5:4-6:11)
2.0 TLevi
2.0 Parenesis (2:3-13:9)
2.1 Prophecy (14:1-18:3)
3.0 Notes on TAsher and TGad: Minor Deviations
3.1 Prophecy in TAsher (7:2-7)
3.2 TGad: Inversion of Structure Order (8:1-2)
Chapter 4: Deviant Summary
1.0 TNaphtali
1.1 Preface (1:6-12)
1.2 Parenesis (2:1-3:5)
1.3 Prophecy (4:1-8:10)
1.4 Summary