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Prolegomena to the History of Ancient Israel

By J. Wellhausen
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It was the famous Wellhausen hypothesis, elaborated and defended in his classic 'Prolegomena to the History of Ancient Israel', which more than any other single work of the mind revolutionized the critical understanding of the Hebrew Bible. Prior to the appearance of Wellhausen, the theory proposed by Graf had been all but neglected. In it Graf had argued that the Levitical Law and related sections of the Pentateuch were not written until the fall of the kingdom of Judah, and that the Pentateuch in its present form was not accepted as authoritative until the reformation of Ezra. With Wellhausen's brilliant analysis of the literature and penetrating consideration of the sources, the Graf theory was accepted. Although today Wellhausen has been modified and revised, the development of contemporary Biblical criticism owes its present vitality and scope to the pioneering investigations of Wellhausen.

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  • Publisher : Paulist Press
  • Book Code : 0809145529
  • Total of Pages : 308
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 287
  • Pdf File: a-complete-introduction-to-the-bible.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"A Complete Introduction to the Bible is an ideal resource for personal study, as a classroom text, or for use with Bible study groups. Accompanying charts, graphs, maps, and online study-discussion questions for each chapter complement this presentation."--BOOK JACKET.

Introduction to the Old Testament

By John Edgar McFadyen
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  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 242
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 109
  • Pdf File: introduction-to-the-old-testament.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Introduction to the Old Testament by McFadyen can be viewed as historical research on the creation of the Holy Text. Mc Fiden gives a profound analysis of the historical and political background of the biblical texts. He concludes that the Old Testament was a compilation of traditional stories of Jewish people, collected and written down when Israel became a solid and well-established nation.

Farewell to the Priestly Writing? The Current State of the Debate

By Friedhelm Hartenstein,Konrad Schmid
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  • Publisher : SBL Press
  • Book Code : 0884144224
  • Total of Pages : 297
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 797
  • Pdf File: farewell-to-the-priestly-writing-the-current-state-of-the-debate.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Now available in English In discussions of the origin of the Pentateuch, the Priestly source traditionally constitutes an undisputed reference point for different source-critical models, and it is the only literary layer with concise terminology and a theological conception that can be extracted from a non-Priestly context. This English translation of Abschied von der Priesterschrift? Zum Stand der Pentateuchdebatte revisits the scholarly debate surrounding the Documentary Hypothesis and the so-called Priestly material’s position either as an independent written source or as a redaction within the books of Genesis through Deuteronomy. Contributors include Christoph Berner, Erhard Blum, Jan Christian Gertz, Christoph Levin, Eckart Otto, Christophe Nihan, and Thomas Römer.

The Making of the Pentateuch

By R. Norman Whybray
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  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Book Code : 0567594211
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 357
  • Pdf File: the-making-of-the-pentateuch.pdf

Book Short Summary:

'Whybray's recent book is a masterful review of all the options set out by critical scholarship since Wellhausen, i.e., over the last century. It is an exhaustive and up to date treatment, concise and highly readable.' E. Dyck, Crux 'Sensitive to standards of ancient historiography and parallels from the Greek sphere, Whybray proposes that the Pentateuch is the work of an ancient historian, possibly designed as a supplement or prologue to the deuteronomistic history. The analysis of the work of others and of the state of [CHECK REVIEW!] extremely valuable; the final suggestion makes it all the more engaging. Essential for all concerned with fundamentals of critical biblical studies.' W. Lee Humphreys, Religious Studies Review

Reconciling Violence and Kingship

By Marty Alan Michelson
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1630876445
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 484
  • Pdf File: reconciling-violence-and-kingship.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Hebrew Bible preeminently hails King David in narratives of kingship. Israel's first king, Saul, is interpreted as a weak king whose failings contrast with David's success. Reading the stories at the end of Judges and early in 1 Samuel, Reconciling Violence and Kingship demonstrates the significance of Saul and the inauguration of monarchy independent of and preceding David's kingship. Attuned to issues of mimetic rivalry and sacrifice extending from Abimelech in Judges, Michelson argues that Saul's kingship is uniquely important in establishing the person of the king, inaugurated in order to minimize violence through sacrifice. Read in this way, Saul is not a failed king, but is truly Israel's predominant king. Israelite monarchy emerges with Saul alongside emerging practices of the sacrificial cult.