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Story As Torah

Story As Torah

by Gordon Wenham
     
 

It can sometimes be difficult for the modern reader to know whether the author of an Old Testament book is commending or condemning certain acts. Professor Wenham turns to modern literary theory and ethical analysis to show how two quite different books of the Old Testament, Genesis and Judges, offer ethical models of behaviour. He focuses on the attitudes of the

Overview

It can sometimes be difficult for the modern reader to know whether the author of an Old Testament book is commending or condemning certain acts. Professor Wenham turns to modern literary theory and ethical analysis to show how two quite different books of the Old Testament, Genesis and Judges, offer ethical models of behaviour. He focuses on the attitudes of the authors rather than the morals of the characters in the stories, and argues that these models are actually closer to New Testament ideals than has previously been recogised.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780567084910
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
11/01/2003
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Gordon J. Wenham is Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at the University of Gloucestershire and teaches Old Testament at Trinity College, Bristol.

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