The Exegesis of the Pentateuch: Exegetical Studies and Basic Questions, Volume 0
The studies collected in this book represent landmarks in the vast exegetical landscape of the Pentateuch. In the first series of these studies, Jean-Louis Ska examines key texts from different perspectives and draws a map to show the way. These texts are mainly the story of the flood (Gen 6-9), the call of Abraham (Gen 12:1-4), God's covenant with Abraham (Gen 15), the Lord's apparition to Abraham in Mamre (Gen 18), the sacrifice of Isaac (Gen 22), the introduction to the Sinai covenant (Exod 19:3-6), and the meal and the vision on the mountain (Exod 24:9-11). Different methods are used according to the text or the topic treated: literary criticism, redaction criticism, inner-biblical exegesis, and narrative analysis. In the second part, the author grapples with some basic issues in recent debates about exegetical methods: the function of the narrator, the validity of resorting to the category of redactor, the nature and purpose of the biblical law collections, and the legitimacy of a critical reading of the Old Testament. The Pentateuch is a cantata with many voices, and faithfulness to its nature means that the exegete has to use all the instruments at his or her disposal to make this old music be heard once again.
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a Priestly Writer and Some Later Editorial
Some Groundwork on Genesis 15
the Function of the Scenery in Gen 18115
6 Intertextuality and Interpretation It All Makes Flour
An Essay on the Levels of Reading
36 and the Identity of Postexilic Israel
The Praise of the Fathers in Sirach Sir 4450 and the Canon
The Law of Israel in the Old Testament
Narrator or Narrators?
A Plea on Behalf of the Biblical Redactors
Old and New Perspectives in Old Testament Research
List of First Publications
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