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The ‘Book of the Covenant’: A Literary Approach

by Sprinkle, Joe M.

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This volume offers a synchronic, literary reading of the final form of the laws of Exodus 20:22–23:19 (commonly, though inaccurately labeled "The Book of the Covenant"), in contrast with primarily source and form critical approaches commonly utilized in the past. The work seeks to demonstrate that this literary unit is much more coherent, more integrated into its narrative context, less in need of the positing of corruptions, secondary insertions, or rearrangements than has usually been recognized. The approach instead seeks to find authorial purpose in each case where scholars have often posited scribal misadventure seams between sources, disorder, contradiction, or corruption.

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  • Expert contributors
  • Includes detailed table of contents, indexes, and bibliographies to aid study

Product Details

  • Title: The ‘Book of the Covenant’: A Literary Approach
  • Author: Joe M. Sprinkle
  • Publisher: Sheffield Academic Press
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 224

About Joe M. Sprinkle

Joe M. Sprinkle is Assistant Professor of Old Testament, Toccoa Falls College, Toccoa Falls, Georgia.