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Introduction to reading the Pentateuch

Author: Jean Louis Ska
Publisher: Winona Lake, Ind. : Eisenbrauns, 2006.
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Focusses on the ways in which modern cultural history has affected Pentateuchal interpretation, providing examples that are helpful to students. For both students and scholars, this book is a  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Louis Ska
ISBN: 1575061228 9781575061221
Language Note: Translation from the French version of a work first published in Italian.
OCLC Number: 474731128
Description: xvi, 285 s. ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Basic Questions about the PentateuchA. The Origin of the Word Pentateuch and Its UsageB. Tetrateuch, Pentateuch, Hexateuch, or Enneateuch?C. Moses, the Pentateuch, and the Canon of the Hebrew Bible2. The Five Books of the Pentateuch: Content and StructureA. The Division into Five BooksB. The Structure of the Book of GenesisC. The Structure of the Book of ExodusD. The Structure of the Book of LeviticusE. The Structure of the Book of NumbersF. The Structure of the Book of Deuteronomy3. Literary Problems of the Pentateuch I: The Legislative TextsA. The Laws with Regard to SlavesB. The Laws regarding Loans: Exod 22:24, Deut 23:20-21, Lev 25:35-36C. The Laws concerning the Enemy's Donkey or the Love of One's Enemies: Exod 23:4-5, Deut 22:1-4, Lev 19:17-18D. The Decalogue4. Literary Problems of the Pentateuch II: The Narrative TextsA. Different Versions of the Same EventB. Doublets within a Single Narrative5. Literary Problems of the Pentateuch III: Some Redactional InterventionsA. Two Examples of Redactional "Insertions"B. The "Resumptive Repetition"C. Some "Linguistic Markers" of Redactional WorkD. Important "Divine Discourses" of Redactional OriginE. Moses' Intercessions: Exod 32:7-14, Num 14:11b-23aF. Conclusion6. Exegesis of the Pentateuch: A History of Research from Ancient Times to 1970A. Antiquity and the Middle AgesB. Humanism and the Beginning of Modern ExegesisC. The Classic Documentary HypothesisD. Gunkel, Noth, von Rad, and Form CriticismE. Other Schools of Research7. Recent Developments in the Study of the PentateuchA. Criticisms of the Documentary HypothesisB. The Problem of the Various SourcesC. The "Synchronic" Study of the Pentateuch8. Basic Characteristics of Ancient LiteratureA. The Law of Antiquity or PrecedenceB. The Law of Conservation: Nothing Is EliminatedC. The Law of Continuity and UpdatingD. The Law of Economy: Only What Is Necessary Should Be WrittenE. Extrabiblical Parallels9. Reference Points for Reading the PentateuchA. The Pentateuch and the Reconstruction of Israel after the ExileB. Anchor Points for Interpretation: Three Codes Three Theologies, and the Final RedactionC. Did a Preexilic Source on Israel's Origins Exist?D. The Preexilic Materials of the Pentateuch10. The Pentateuch and Postexilic IsraelA. Persian Imperial AuthorizationB. The Theory of Citizens Connected with the Temple (Burger-Tempel-Gemeinde)ConclusionPostscriptBibliographyIndexesIndex of AuthorsIndex of Scripture
Other Titles: Introduzione alla lettura del Pentateuco.
Responsibility: Jean-Louis Ska ; translated by Pascale Dominique.
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