Pentateuch

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Overview

In this volume, Terence E. Fretheim seeks to introduce the Pentateuch to modern readers, stressing its continuing capacity to speak a word of--or about--God. The two chapters of Part One provide an orientation to the critical study of the Pentateuch and present a proposal for reading the Pentateuch in terms of its rhetorical strategy. That strategy, Fretheim argues, is designed in such a way as to have a certain effect upon its readers, most basically to shape their faith and life. The five chapters of Part Two focus on the individual books that comprise the Pentateuch.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780687008421
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/1996
  • Series: Interpreting Biblical Texts Series
  • Pages: 177
  • Sales rank: 352,395
  • Product dimensions: 5.95 (w) x 9.07 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

2001 TERENCE E. FRETHEIM is Elva B. Lovell Professor of Old Testament at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary, and has been on the faculty of 7 seminary schools, including Princeton, Graduate Theological Union, Vancouver and McCormick. He has authored or contributed to eighteen books, four by Abingdon and a forthcoming commentary on Jeremiah.
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Table of Contents

Foreword 11
Preface 13
Outline of the Pentateuch 15
Ch. 1 The Study of the Pentateuch 19
Ch. 2 A Proposal for Reading the Pentateuch 39
Ch. 3 The Book of Genesis 67
Ch. 4 The Book of Exodus 101
Ch. 5 The Book of Leviticus 121
Ch. 6 The Book of Numbers 137
Ch. 7 The Book of Deuteronomy 152
Notes 171
Selected Bibliography 176
Index 181
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