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Robert Alter: Bible Writers, 19 July 2007

Scribal Culture and the Making of the Hebrew Bible 
by Karel vander Toorn.
Harvard, 401 pp., £22.95, March 2007, 978 0 674 02437 3
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... This scrupulous study by the Dutch scholar Karel vander Toorn of how the Hebrew Bible was written and then evolved over time is in most respects finely instructive. Some of what Toorn has to say involves concepts long familiar to Bible scholars, though even in this regard he provides many fresh insights ...

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