The History of Exegesis among Biblical Scholars seen through the Commentaries on Dan 7:13 and on Rom 2:14-15 over the Last One Hundred Years

Summary: I. Introduction. II. Reception History and Modern Biblical Criticism.
III. With the clouds of heaven there came one like a son of man (Dan 7:13).
1. The Vision and Its Reception. 2. The Commentaries. IV. The Law Written
in the Heart (Rom 2:14–15). 1. The Text and its Rhetorical Context. 2. The
Commentaries. V. Summary and Conclusions.

The article intends to analyze the development of the relationship between theology
and history in the field of biblical studies, focusing on the way in which the
history of biblical exegesis has been valued and employed in the last hundred years.
Since such a task is too broad for a single article, it will be necessary to address
it by way of examples: the resort to the history of interpretation in a selection
of academic commentaries on two texts, Dan 7 and Rom 2:14–15. Before that, a
survey is offered of the place of reception history in modern biblical criticism. A
final section presents a summary and conclusions.