Exploring the Old Testament: A Guide to the Pentateuch offers a clear overview of the "five books of Moses," as well as an introduction to the historical and textual questions that modern scholarship has posed and the answers it has proposed.
This critically informed, textually sensitive introduction to the Pentateuch introduces students to
the basic features of the Pentateuchthe social world of the Biblethe latest scholarship on the composition of the Pentateuchliterary techniques and formstheme, composition and rhetorical function of the Pentateuch
In this textbook you will find double-column formatting for ease of use, annotated bibliographies for further reading, sidebar explorations of select historical and textual topics in greater detail, a glossary of terms, and relevant charts and maps.
About the Author
Gordon J. Wenham is lecturer in Old Testament at Trinity College, Bristol. He was formerly professor of Old Testament at the University of Gloucestershire. He is a recognized expert on the Pentateuch and has written commentaries on Genesis, Leviticus and Numbers in addition to numerous studies in the Old Testament.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations
Key to Panels
1. What Is the Pentateuch? Basic Features
2. Genesis 111
3. Genesis 1250
8. Theme of the Pentateuch
9. Composition of the Pentateuch
10. Rhetoric of the Pentateuch