Handbook on the Pentateuch: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy / Edition 2

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Overview

In this introduction to the first five books of the Old Testament, Victor Hamilton moves chapter by chapter—rather than verse by verse—through the Pentateuch, examining the content, structure, and theology. Each chapter deals with a major thematic unit of the Pentateuch, and Hamilton provides useful commentary on overarching themes and connections between Old Testament texts.

This second edition has been substantially revised and updated. The first edition sold over sixty thousand copies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801027161
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/1/2005
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 300,198
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.30 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Victor P. Hamilton (PhD, Brandeis University) was professor of Bible and theology at Asbury University for more than thirty years. He is the author of a two-volume commentary on Genesis and the Handbook on the Historical Books.

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Genesis
1 Creation and the fall (1-3) 19
2 The sequence after creation and the fall (4-11) 57
3 Abraham (11:26-25:11) 81
4 Jacob (25:11-36:42) 108
5 Joseph (37-50) 121
Pt. 2 Exodus
6 The emergence of Moses (1-6) 135
7 Plagues, Passover, and the exodus (7:1-15:21) 157
8 Testing in the wilderness (15:22-18:27) 177
9 Law and covenant (19-24) 184
10 Tabernacle, the golden calf, and covenant renewal (25-40) 214
Pt. 3 Leviticus
11 The sacrificial system (1-7) 231
12 Priestly ordination (8-10) 251
13 Clean and unclean (11-15) 259
14 The day of atonement (16) 271
15 A holiness manifesto (17-27) 281
Pt. 4 Numbers
16 Preparations for departure from Sinai (1:1-10:10) 303
17 From Sinai to Kadesh (10:11-20:21) 322
18 From Kadesh to Moab (20:22-36:13) 341
Pt. 5 Deuteronomy
19 Remember the past (1:1-4:40) 367
20 Be careful in the future (4:41-11:32) 390
21 The laws of Deuteronomy (12-26) 402
22 Blessings and curses (27-30) 444
23 Moses' farewell (31-34) 453
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