From Paradise to the Promised Land: An Introduction to the Pentateuch

From Paradise to the Promised Land: An Introduction to the Pentateuch

by T. Desmond Alexander

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Overview

This accessibly written textbook has been a popular introduction to the Pentateuch for over twenty-five years. It identifies the major themes of the first five books of the Bible and offers an overview of their contents. Unlike some academic studies, it focuses on how the books from Genesis to Deuteronomy form a continuous story that provides an important foundation for understanding the whole Bible. This new edition has been substantially updated throughout to reflect the author's refined judgments and to address the future of pentateuchal studies.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441238788
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/01/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 852,012
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

T. Desmond Alexander (PhD, The Queen's University, Belfast) is senior lecturer in biblical studies and director of postgraduate studies at Union Theological College in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He has written numerous books, including two commentaries on Exodus, and coedited the New Dictionary of Biblical Theology and the Dictionary of the Old Testament: Pentateuch.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Pentateuchal Criticism
1. Introduction to Pentateuchal Criticism
2. The Rise of the Documentary Hypothesis
3. Going behind the Documents
4. The Documentary Hypothesis under Threat
5. The Sinai Narrative—A Test Case
6. The Future of Pentateuchal Studies
Part 2: The Main Themes of the Pentateuch
7. An Overview of the Pentateuch
8. God's Temple-City
9. The Royal Lineage in Genesis
10. The Blessing of the Nations
11. Paradise Lost
12. By Faith Abraham . . .
13. Who Is the LORD?
14. The Passover
15. The Covenant at Sinai
16. The Tabernacle
17. Be Holy
18. The Sacrificial System
19. The Clean and the Unclean Foods
20. Toward the Promised Land
21. Murmurings
22. Love and Loyalty
23. Why Israel?
24. The Pentateuch and the Biblical Metanarrative
Recommended Further Reading
Indexes

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