The Pentateuch: a story of beginnings

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Continuum, 2000 - Religion - 122 pages
The Pentateuch - the first five books of the Bible - is a foundational scripture for millions of people, both Jews and Christians.This book addresses the need for a clear and accessible introduction for those beginning Bible study. It presents and analyses key themes such as creation and flood, exodus and liberation, covenant and land; and law and faith. These are explored in their ancient context from the standpoint of contemporary concerns such as liberation theology, gender issues, and ecology.This volume is ideal for those beginning an Old Testament course.

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Contents

Introduction
1
Beginning to read the Pentateuch
9
In the beginning
24
Copyright

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Paula Gooder is a writer and lecturer in New Testament studies. She is also a visiting lecturer at King's College, London; an honorary lecturer at the University of Birmingham; Senior Research Scholar at the Queen's Foundation, Birmingham; and Canon Theologian of Birmingham Cathedral. Her previous books include Only the Third Heaven? And Exploring New Testament Greek, coauthored with Peter Kevern.