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Biblical Criticism
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Modern historical Bible criticism was, in the 19th century, the domain of Protestant exegesis. Its critical reception by the Wissenschaft des Judentums took place in the area of tension between Jewish modernization discourse, efforts toward the recognition of Judaism in modern society, as well as the intellectual defense against antisemitism. Out of the culture struggle for the int…

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Wiese, Christian, “Biblical Criticism”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 25 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0092>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170409

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