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.

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