Performances of Ancient Jewish Letters: From Elephantine to MMT

by Marvin Lloyd Miller

Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2015

Miller Performance of Ancient Jewish LettersA critical review in RBL (10/2017) by Jason M. Silverman will be helpful for anyone working with Performance Criticism. Silverman concludes:

All this said, perhaps the cited scholarship and theories will prove useful starting points for others also interested in the possibilities of performance criticism and media studies for Second Temple Judaism. At the very least, the concluding line of the work can be strongly affirmed: “Performance criticism is an underutilized method of analyzing texts, but offers a rich contribution to literary studies by considering the interplay of the written and oral worlds” (274).