Scribes Before and After 587 BCE: A Conversation

  • Mark Leuchter
  • Jacob L. Wright
  • Jeffrey C. Geoghegan
  • Lauren A. S. Monroe


The conversation represented here originated in a special session at the 2006 Annual Meeting of the Association for Jewish Studies that dealt with the issue of the shifting role of scribes leading up to and following the Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem in 587 BCE. The essays situate all scribal groups in relation to the nation's priestly tradition and circles, address diverse matters of socio-political agenda, and identify trends in the development of literary methodology. This conversation includes an introduction by the editor, and contributions by M. Leuchter, Jacob L. Wright, Jeffrey C. Geoghegan, and Lauren A. S. Monroe.
How to Cite
LeuchterM., WrightJ. L., GeogheganJ. C., & MonroeL. A. S. (2009). Scribes Before and After 587 BCE: A Conversation. The Journal of Hebrew Scriptures: ARCHIVES, 7.