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By Tremper Longman III, Raymond B. Dillard

ISBN-10: 0310263417

ISBN-13: 9780310263418

This moment variation of An creation to the outdated testomony integrates and interacts with contemporary advancements in previous testomony scholarship. numerous certain set it except different introductions to the outdated testomony: * it truly is completely evangelical in its point of view * It emphasizes 'special introduction'---the examine of person books * It interacts in an irenic spirit with the historical-critical strategy * It positive aspects issues of analysis heritage and consultant students instead of an exhaustive therapy of previous scholarship * It offers with the that means of every e-book, now not in isolation yet in a canonical context * It probes the that means of every ebook within the atmosphere of its tradition together with callouts, charts, and graphs, this article is written with a watch on realizing the character of outdated testomony historiography. This upper-level creation to the outdated testomony deals scholars a fantastic knowing of 3 key concerns: ancient history, literary research, and theological message.

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A literary approach explores and makes explicit the conventions of biblical literature in order to understand the message it intends to carry. In the following few pages, we will outline the rudiments of a literary approach to Hebrew prose. This study should be supplemented by some of the more complete studies listed in the bibliography. Genre. The concept of genre relates to both prose and poetry, though we have reserved a discussion of it until now. Genre is of crucial importance, since the reader’s identification of a text’s genre directs his or her reading strategy (see Osborne 1991 and Longman 1997 for hermeneutical surveys that take seriously the issue of genre).

1:7, 8). Late in the history of Israel, the Israelites could refer to a “Book of Moses” (2 Chron. 25:4; Ezra 6:18; Neh. 13:1). These passages provide strong intrabiblical data for a Mosaic writing, while not being specific about its shape or scope. It is also clear that Jesus and the early church connected much, if not all, of the Torah with Moses (Matt. 19:7; 22:24; Mark 7:10; 12:26; John 1:17; 5:46; 7:23). This evidence has led to the belief that Moses wrote the Torah. Nonetheless, this statement is always qualified by the admission that certain passages were added after Moses’ death.

J. Wenham, Genesis 1–15 (WBC 1; Word, 1987); idem, Genesis 16–50 (WBC; Word, 1994); C. Westermann, Genesis: A Commentary, trans. J. J. Scullian (Augsburg, 1984–86). Monographs and Articles T. D. Alexander, Abraham in the Negev: A Source-Critical Study of Genesis 20:1– 22:19 (Paternoster, 1997); O. T. Allis, The Five Books of Moses (Presbyterian and Reformed, 1943); R. Alter, The Art of Biblical Narrative (Basic Books, 1981); idem, “Harold Bloom’s ‘J’,” Commentary 90 (1990), 28–33; J. Barton, Reading the Old Testament (Westminster, 1984); H.

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