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Holy ResilienceThe Bible's Traumatic Origins$
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David M. Carr

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780300204568

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300204568.001.0001

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Traumatic Crystallization of Scripture

Traumatic Crystallization of Scripture

(p.141) Chapter Eight Traumatic Crystallization of Scripture
Holy Resilience

David M. Carr

Yale University Press

This chapter discusses the traumatic crystallization of Hebrew scriptures. It reviews the motive of the Hasmoneans on supporting scriptural standardization and addresses the effect of communal trauma on scripture. It illustrates that the Jewish kings' preliminary development of standardized Hebrew scriptures was a precursor to the Christian Bible, Muslim Koran, and the Jewish Tanach.

Keywords:   Hebrew scriptures, Jewish kings, Hasmoneans, scriptural standardization, communal trauma, Christian Bible, Muslim Koran, Jewish Tanach

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