New PDF release: An Introduction to the Old Testament: Second Edition

By Tremper Longman III, Raymond B. Dillard

ISBN-10: 0310263417

ISBN-13: 9780310263418

This moment variation of An creation to the previous testomony integrates and interacts with contemporary advancements in previous testomony scholarship. a number of targeted set it except different introductions to the outdated testomony: * it truly is completely evangelical in its point of view * It emphasizes 'special introduction'---the learn of person books * It interacts in an irenic spirit with the historical-critical technique * It beneficial properties issues of analysis heritage and consultant students instead of an exhaustive therapy of earlier scholarship * It bargains with the which means of every ebook, now not in isolation yet in a canonical context * It probes the which means of every publication within the surroundings of its tradition together with callouts, charts, and graphs, this article is written with an eye fixed on realizing the character of outdated testomony historiography. This upper-level creation to the outdated testomony bargains scholars an effective knowing of 3 key matters: old heritage, literary research, and theological message.

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If the Joseph story, for instance, shows such a level of cohesiveness and literary excellence as it stands in the text, it is almost certainly not the result of a mechanical union of two diverse sources. A recent trend toward canonical criticism (Childs) also points to the importance of the text before us (not an earlier form of it) as the exegetically relevant object of study (see Barton 1984 for the close connection between the literary approach and canonical criticism). Summary and Conclusions Among critical approaches to the question of the composition of the Pentateuch, the documentary hypothesis has held dominance for over two hundred years (since Eichhorn).

E. While J is associated with God’s name, Yahweh, E is identified by the use of the more generic name, Elohim. This source is dated about a century later than J (because it presumes the division of the kingdom, cf. Soggin, IOT, 107) and is given a northern setting (though Eissfeldt, OTI, 203, doubts it). This latter opinion is inferred from what looks like an emphasis on northern matters and northern personalities such as Joseph. In theology, E focuses more on “religious and moralistic” concerns (Harrison, IOT, 502).

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