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Typology of Jewish Literature Project. A whole volume of the academic journal Aramaic Studies was recently devoted to the results of the Manchester-Durham Project led by Alex Samely on the literary structures of ancient Jewish texts. Aramaic Studies volume 9 (Autumn 2011) contains articles and analyses by Project team members Philip Alexander, Robert Hayward, Rocco Bernasconi and Alex Samely, and also presents to the scholarly world, for the first time in printed format, the key document arising from this four-year project: a systematic list of all key literary features that shape ancient Jewish literature. This list of literary features, called the "Inventory", occupies the final 50 pages of this 250 page volume. Further information.

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