Genesis And Exodus

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The highly popular Sheffield Old Testament Guides are being reissued in a new format, grouped together and prefaced by one of the best known of contemporary biblical scholars. This new format is designed to ensure that these authoritative introductions remain up to date and accessible to seminary and university students of the Old Testament while offering a broader theological and literary context for their study. John Goldingay introduces Genesis and Exodus as a whole, illuminating their distinctive literary and...

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Overview

The highly popular Sheffield Old Testament Guides are being reissued in a new format, grouped together and prefaced by one of the best known of contemporary biblical scholars. This new format is designed to ensure that these authoritative introductions remain up to date and accessible to seminary and university students of the Old Testament while offering a broader theological and literary context for their study. John Goldingay introduces Genesis and Exodus as a whole, illuminating their distinctive literary and theological features and their importance for modern theological reflection.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841271910
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 9/1/2001
  • Series: Biblical Guides Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 292
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

William Johnstone is Professor of Hebrew and Semitic Languages and former Head of the Department of Divinity with Religious Studies, University of Aberdeen, Scotland.

Walter Moberly is Lecturer in Theology at the University of Durham.

Professor John Rogerson is a former head of the department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Sheffield and Canon Emeritus of Sheffield Cathedral.

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Table of Contents

Abbreviations 7
Introduction 9
Pt. I Genesis 1-11
1 Genesis 1-11 in Context 36
2 Approaches to Genesis 1-11 42
3 Critical Issues 72
Pt. II Genesis 12-50
1 How Should we Read the Text? 100
2 An Introduction to the Text of Genesis 12-50 107
3 A Specimen Text: Genesis 22 123
4 When, Where, by Whom and How was Genesis 12-50 Written? 138
5 A Historical Probe 152
6 An Invitation to the Imagination 162
Pt. III Exodus
Introduction 182
1 Matters Historical: Clearning the Ground 184
2 Matters Institutional: The Religious Core 207
3 Matters Literary: The Creative Synthesis 227
4 Matters Theological: The Pervasive Intention 264
Index of References 277
Index of Modern Authors 288
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