Theme of the Pentateuch

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A&C Black, 1997 M03 8 - 176 páginas
This popular textbook regards the Pentateuch as a literary whole, with a single theme that binds it together. The overarching theme is the partial fulfilment of the promises to the patriarchs. Though the method of the book is holistic, the origin and growth of the theme is also explored using the methods of traditional source analysis. An important chapter explores the theological function of the Pentateuch both in the community for which the Pentateuch was first composed and in our own time. For this second, enlarged edition, the author has written an Epilogue reassessing the theme of the Pentateuch from a more current postmodern perspective.
 

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Contenido

Preface
7
Preface to the Second Edition
8
1 Method
9
2 Definitions
19
3 Indicators
27
4 Statement
30
5 Formulations
31
6 Exposition
48
9 Literary History
94
10 Function
103
11 Afterword
127
Endnotes
142
Bibliography
160
Index of Biblical References
168
Index of Subjects
173
Index of Authors
175

7 Prefatory Theme
66
8 Divergences
87

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David Clines is Professor of Biblical Studies and Head of Department in the University of Sheffield.

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