The Pentateuch: a story of beginnings
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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Beginning to read the Pentateuch
In the beginning
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Abraham cycle accounts of creation ancient Near Eastern argued Atrahasis Epic attempt biblical account biblical narrative biblical text book of Exodus book of Numbers Canaan chapters Christian Clines command contains Covenant Code descendants described divine Documentary Hypothesis earth Egypt Egyptian Enoch Enuma Elish example existence Exod festivals five books flood narrative genealogies Genesis account Genesis to Deuteronomy Gilgamesh Habiru Hagar Hebrew Bible Hittite Hittite treaties humanity identify important indicates interested interpretations Isaac Israel Israelites Jacob Jewish tradition Joseph narrative journey jubilee land law codes Leviticus Lohfink Lord maintains major Mesopotamia Moses Mount Sinai myth Noah origins parallels Passover patriarchal narratives Pentateuch present Priestly Source primeval history proposed reading refer regarded relationship Sarah scholars second millennium BCE significance similar Sinai Peninsula source critics story of beginnings tabernacle theme theology theophany theory Torah Utnapishtim various verses Wellhausen whole wilderness wanderings worship Yahwist YHWH