From Paradise to the Promised Land: An Introduction to the Pentateuch / Edition 2

From Paradise to the Promised Land: An Introduction to the Pentateuch / Edition 2

by T. D. Alexander
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801025974

ISBN-13: 9780801025976

Pub. Date: 09/01/2002

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

Get an in-depth look into the first five books of the Bible with this accessible introduction to their content, significance, and themes.  See more details below

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Get an in-depth look into the first five books of the Bible with this accessible introduction to their content, significance, and themes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801025976
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/01/2002
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.06(h) x 1.01(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Prefacexii
Abbreviationsxix
Maps and Diagramsxxiii
Map: Ancient Near East, Egypt and Canaanxxiv
Diagram
The Israelite Campxxvi
The Tabernaclexxvii
Part 1Pentateuchal Criticism
1.Introduction to Pentateuchal Criticism3
1.Source Criticism4
2.Form Criticism4
3.Traditio-historical Criticism4
4.Literary Criticism5
2.The Rise of the Documentary Hypothesis7
1.The Older Documentary Hypothesis7
2.The Fragmentary Hypothesis9
3.The Supplementary Hypothesis11
4.The New Documentary Hypothesis12
5.The Documentary Hypothesis of Graf, Vatke and Wellhausen14
6.Models for Explaining the Composition of the Pentateuch16
7.Distinctive Vocabulary17
8.The Divine Names in Genesis19
9.Doublets22
10.Implications for the History of Israelite Religion23
11.Conclusion30
3.Going Behind the Documents31
1.Form Criticism31
2.Traditio-historical Criticism34
3.The Limitations of Traditio-historical Criticism Illustrated39
4.The Documentary Hypothesis Under Threat42
1.Modifications to the Documentary Hypothesis42
1.1The J source42
1.2The E source45
1.3The D source48
1.4The P source50
2.Alternatives to the Documentary Hypothesis53
2.1Winnett, Wagner, Redford and Van Seters53
2.2Rendtorff and Blum56
2.3Whybray59
3.Conclusion61
5.The Sinai Narrative - A Test Case62
1.The Narrative Framework of the Divine Speeches in 19:3-6 and 20:22-24:263
2.Exodus 20:22 and the Decalogue69
3.Deuteronomistic Redaction and the Sinai Narrative69
4.The Source Analysis of Exodus 1973
5.Conclusion78
6.The Future of Pentateuchal Studies80
1.Looking to the Future80
2.Why was the Pentateuch Composed?83
Part 2The Main Themes of the Pentateuch
7.An Overview of the Pentateuch97
8.The Royal Lineage in Genesis101
1.Summary101
2.Introduction101
3.The Structure of Genesis101
4.The Chosen 'Seed'103
5.The Lineage of Adam105
6.Conclusion111
7.New Testament Connections112
9.The Blessing of the Nations114
1.Summary114
2.Introduction114
3.Creator and Creation in Harmony115
4.In the Garden of Eden115
5.Outside Eden118
6.Abraham and the Blessing of the Nations120
7.Blessing in the Remainder of Genesis122
8.Conclusion127
9.New Testament Connections127
10.Paradise Lost129
1.Summary129
2.Introduction129
3.The Creation of the Earth130
4.The Garden of Eden as Sanctuary131
5.Expelled from Eden132
6.Cain - a Restless Wanderer on the Earth132
7.The Flood Narrative133
8.Noah, a Man of the Soil135
9.The Table of Nations135
10.The Tower of Babel135
11.The Abraham Narrative136
12.The Jacob Story138
13.The Joseph Story139
14.Conclusion140
15.New Testament Connections141
11.By Faith Abraham ...143
1.Summary143
2.Introduction143
3.Overview of the Abraham Narrative144
4.The Divine Call of Abraham in Genesis 12:1-3145
5.The Unconditional Promissory Covenant of Genesis 15146
6.The Eternal Covenant of Circumcision147
7.The Divine Oath in Genesis 22:16-18149
8.Conclusion152
9.New Testament Connections153
12.Who is the Lord?157
1.Summary157
2.An Overview of Exodus157
3.The Israelites in Egypt158
4.The Lord Reveals Himself to Moses159
5.Signs and Wonders in Egypt161
6.The Sinai Covenant164
7.Conclusion166
8.New Testament Connections166
13.The Passover170
1.Summary170
2.Introduction170
3.The Account of the Passover171
4.The Purpose of the Passover Ritual173
5.Conclusion174
6.New Testament Connections174
14.The Covenant at Sinai176
1.Summary176
2.Introduction176
3.The Principal Covenant Obligations - the Ten Commandments (Ex. 20:1-17)177
4.The Detailed Covenant Obligations181
5.The Legal Material of the Book of the Covenant (Ex. 21:1-22:20)182
6.Moral Symmetry183
7.The Sanctity of Life183
8.Moral Imperatives (Ex. 22:21-23:9)184
9.Instructions Concerning the Sabbath and Religious Festivals185
10.The Reciprocal Nature of the Covenant186
11.The Ratification of the Covenant186
12.Rebellion in the Camp186
13.Conclusion188
14.New Testament Connections188
14.1Jesus and the Law188
14.2Paul and the Law190
14.3The New Covenant190
15.The Tabernacle192
1.Summary192
2.Introduction192
3.A Royal Tent194
4.A Holy Tent196
5.A Tent of Meeting200
6.The Provision of Materials and Skilled Craftsmen201
7.Conclusion202
8.New Testament Connections202
16.Be Holy204
1.Summary204
2.Introduction204
3.Holy, Clean and Unclean206
4.Holiness210
5.Uncleanness212
6.The Relationship Between Holiness and Uncleanness212
7.Conclusion213
8.New Testament Connections214
17.The Sacrificial System216
1.Summary216
2.Introduction216
3.The General Pattern for Animal Sacrifices218
4.The Five Types of Sacrifices219
4.1The burnt offering (Lev. 1:2-17; 6:8-13)219
4.2The cereal offering (Lev. 2:1-16; 6:14-23)220
4.3The peace offering (Lev. 3:1-17; 7:11-21)221
4.4The purification offering (Lev. 4:1-5:13; 6:24-30)221
4.5The reparation offering (Lev. 5:14-6:7; 7:1-10)222
5.The Day of Atonement (Lev. 16:1-34)223
5.1The purification of the sanctuary223
5.2The scapegoat224
5.3The burnt offerings224
6.Conclusion224
7.New Testament Connections225
7.1Jesus Christ as a sacrifice225
7.2Jesus Christ as high priest226
18.The Clean and the Unclean Foods227
1.Summary227
2.Introduction227
3.The Food Regulations Summarised228
4.The Function of the Food Regulations228
5.The Rationale Behind the Clean/Unclean Classification230
6.The Blood Prohibition231
7.Conclusion232
8.New Testament Connections232
19.Towards the Promised Land235
1.Summary235
2.Introduction235
3.Preparations for the Journey236
4.The Role of the Levites238
5.Further Preparations to Enter the Land of Canaan239
6.Conclusion241
7.New Testament Connections241
20.Murmurings242
1.Summary242
2.Introduction242
3.Murmurings Against the LORD243
4.Challenges Against Those in Authority246
5.Religious Apostasy248
6.Destination--the Promised Land249
7.Conclusion249
8.New Testament Connections250
21.Love and Loyalty253
1.Summary253
2.Introduction253
3.Deuteronomy and Ancient Near Eastern Treaties255
4.Love the LORD257
5.Be Loyal to the LORD261
6.Conclusion262
7.New Testament Connections263
22.Why Israel?265
1.Summary265
2.Introduction265
3.The Election of Israel266
4.Israel and the Nations271
5.Election and Responsibility273
6.Conclusion275
7.New Testament Connections275
Conclusion277
1.A Light to the Nations277
2.A Royal Descendant278
3.Beyond the Pentateuch279
Recommended Further Reading281
Selected Bibliography288
Scripture Index319
Names Index337

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