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By Thomas B. Dozeman

The Pentateuch is the center of the Hebrew Bible and the foundational rfile of Judaism. it's also the focal point of super scholarly exploration and debate this day concerning the complicated heritage of its composition. This historical past can be explored in addition to research of the historic heritage and historical close to jap parallels for its primeval historical past, its ancestry narratives, and legislation, the theological reasons of its ultimate redaction, and the various methods it's interpreted in groups today.

In this textbook, Thomas B. Dozeman, one of many prime students of the Pentateuch this present day, introduces scholars to its contents and constitution of every ebook, and orients them to the Pentateuch's position within the Hebrew Bible and within the interpretive traditions of Judaism and Christianity. Dozeman deftly introduces the main interpretive questions and techniques that form modern scholarship and explains their outcomes, inviting scholars into the invigorating paintings of interpretation at the present time. Pedagogical gains contain pictures, maps, timelines, studying lists, and a glossary.

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