Empirical Models for Biblical Criticism
Edited by Jeffrey H. Tigay
Foreword by Richard Elliott Friedman
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
Jeffrey H. Tigay is Ellis Professor of Hebrew and Semitic Languages and Literature at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also the author of 'The Jewish Publication Society Torah Commentary: Deuteronomy' (1996).
"It is sometimes said that little new is offered in source criticism and many studies seem exercises in reductions toward absurdity. This collection is a clear exception. It examines ancient Mesopotamian, biblical, and postbiblical texts that have come down in several versions of different dates, as analogues for what source criticism proposes were the processes of development leading to formation of segments of the Hebrew Bible as well as the criteria employed to reconstruct this process and its stages. . . . This is a substantial contribution to a discussion much in need of one."
--'Religious Studies Review'
"[This book] is undoubtedly a useful contribution to biblical criticism. It provides new insights into the growth of the tradition and a stimulus to further studies along these lines."
--'The Expository Times'