Scheetz undertakes to make the concepts of intertextuality and canon criticism more comprehensible in the field of biblical studies. This volume is a combination of, on one hand, an observation of intertextuality, canon criticism, inner-biblical exegesis, intratextuality and kanonische intertextuelle Lekture and, on the other hand, an inductive study of the Masoretic Text of Daniel, of its connections with other texts of the Hebrew Bible, and of clear passages in the Greek text of the New Testament. Scheetz uses the Masoretic Text of Daniels as an appropriate testing ground through the medium of its multilingual character, its diverging placement in various biblical canons, and its concrete citations in some texts of the New Testament. The end result of this study is a theory of canonical intertextuality unique in its definition in relation to the theories investigated, as well as in its application to an entire biblical book and to other texts in the Old and New Testaments.
Jordan M. Scheetz is Associate Professor of Old Testament Languages and Literature at Tyndale Theological Seminary in the Netherlands as well as Research Associate in the Institute for Old Testament Studies and Biblical Archaeology in the Protestant Theological Faculty of the University of Vienna.
Preface Abbreviations 1 Intertextuality, Canon Criticism, and Biblical Studies 2 Three Approaches to the Interpretation of Daniel 3 Canonical Intertextuality: Daniel 1-6 4 Canonical Intertextualitity: Daniel 7-12 5 Canonical Intertextuality and the Book of Daniel in the Old Testament 6 Canonical Intertextuality and the Book of Daniel in the New Testament Bibliography Author Index Biblical and Ancient Text Index