Developing a "Torah Mind"

What of the larger shape of entire collections of Scripture? And was the entire collection simply the result of haphazard growth and arbitrary decisions?

My own analysis of the internal evidence indicates that imposed upon the whole was a shape that stressed the ultimate authority of law, the future hope of eschatology, and the practical importance of human response in the present. The material was structured in such a way as to emphasize in particular the Torah as the central fact of life and the importance of developing a Torah mind through meditation on it day and night.
—Stephen Dempster, "Torah, Torah, Torah: The Emergence of the Tripartite Canon" in Exploring the Origins of the Bible, 98.
Hebrew Bible
January 17, 2014


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