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The Pentateuch: A Social-science Commentary

The Pentateuch: A Social-science Commentary (Hardback)

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This overview of the Pentateuch reviews the various historical-critical attempts to read it that arise from notions about the social evolution of Israel's religion and culture. Is the Pentateuch an accumulation of folk traditions, a work of ancient historiography, a document legitimizing religious reform? The present book, in dialogue with competing views, advocates a compositional model that recognizes the social and historical diversity of the literary strata. It argues that a proto-Pentateuchal author created a comprehensive history from Genesis to Numbers that was written as a prologue to the Deuteronomistic History (Deuteronomy to 2 Kings) in the exilic period and later expanded by a Priestly writer to make it the foundational document of the Jerusalem temple community.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReligion & BeliefsChristianityBiblical studies & exegesis Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 01/10/1999 ISBN-13: 9781841270272  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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John Van Seters is Distinguished University Professor emeritus, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina and currently lives in Canada.

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