An Introduction to the Old Testament, 2nd Edition by Tremper Longman III, Raymond B. Dillard

By Tremper Longman III, Raymond B. Dillard

This moment version of An advent to the previous testomony integrates and interacts with fresh advancements in outdated testomony scholarship. numerous special set it except different introductions to the outdated testomony: * it really is completely evangelical in its point of view * It emphasizes 'special introduction'---the research of person books * It interacts in an irenic spirit with the historical-critical process * It gains issues of analysis historical past and consultant students instead of an exhaustive therapy of previous scholarship * It offers with the that means of every e-book, no longer in isolation yet in a canonical context * It probes the that 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together with callouts, charts, and graphs, this article is written with an eye fixed on knowing the character of outdated testomony historiography. This upper-level advent to the outdated testomony deals scholars an effective figuring out of 3 key concerns: ancient historical past, literary research, and theological message.

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The use of different divine names, especially Yahweh (J) and Elohim (E). 2. The existence of doublets, that is, the same basic story that is repeated more than once, though different characters may be involved. , the wife-sister stories, Gen. , Joseph’s dreams of stars and sheaves, Gen. 37:5–11). 3. Differences of style, including the use of two different names to designate the same person, tribe, or place (Reuel/Jethro; Horeb/Sinai; Jacob/Israel; Ishmaelites/Midianites). 4. Different theologies.

In fairness, it must also be said that conservative Christians have been too quick to distance themselves from the possibility of sources and too closed to any evidence of significant post-Mosaic activity. , Ross; Wenham). Nonetheless, because of the nature and importance of the issue, we will describe both the traditional conservative and the critical positions, attempt to capture the present state of the discussion, and draw some final conclusions. Text and Tradition In a strict sense, the Torah is anonymous.

Behrens et al. (Samuel Noah Kramer Fund, 1989), 107–19; J. A. Emerton, “An Examination of Some Attempts to Defend the Unity of the Flood Narrative, Part II,” VT 38 (1988): 1–21; J. P. Fokkelman, Narrative Art in Genesis (Assen and Amsterdam, 1975); R. E. Friedman, The Bible with Sources Revealed (Harper SanFrancisco, 2003); W. R. Garr, In His Own Image and Likeness (E. J. Brill, 2003); D. Garrett, Rethinking Genesis: The Sources and Authorship of the First Book of the Bible (Mentor, 2003); J. Goldingay, Old Testament Theology: Israel’s Gospel (InterVarsity Press, 2003); J.

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