The dissertation of the Norwegian scholar Gard Granerød is now about to be published:
Abraham and Melchizedek
Scribal Activity of Second Temple Times in Genesis 14 and Psalm 110
Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 406 . De Gruyter, 2010 |
Hardcover | RRP Euro [D] 79.95 / for USA, Canada, Mexico US$ 124.00. *
Parts of the Preview: This book, emphasizing Genesis 14 and Psalm 110, contributes to the history of composition of the patriarchal narratives in the book of Genesis and to the history of theology of the Second Temple period.
Genesis 14 was added on a late stage and in two steps: first, Genesis 14* and later, the so-called Melchizedek episode (ME, vv. 18-20). Genesis 14 is the result of inner-biblical exegesis: both Genesis 14* and the later ME originated from scribal activity in which several earlier biblical texts have served as templates/literary building blocks.