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The Pentateuch: An Introduction to the First Five Books of the Bible

, 1992
ISBN: 9780300140217
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The Pentateuch (its Greek name, but also known as the Torah by the Hebrews) consists of the first five books of the Bible: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. From Adam and Eve in the Garden, to Noah's Ark, to Moses' parting of the Red Sea, to its conclusion with the death of Moses, the Pentateuch contains some of the most important and memorable stories in Western civilization. In this richly detailed work, which has become a standard in the field, renowned biblical scholar Joseph Blenkinsopp unravels (as Harold Bloom did in The Book of J) the radical scholarly opinions on just where these ancient and powerful stories come from, how they were formed, and what significance they have today. In the classroom, when professors cover these books of Moses, they turn to Dr. Blenkinsopp's classic for reliable, accessible discussions of all the important details.

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If you like this title be sure to check out the Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library (29 vols.).

  • Discusses the signficance, formation, and background of the stories within the Pentateuch
  • Provides an authoritative overview of the first five books of the Bible
  • Two Centuries of Pentateuchal Scholarship
  • The Basic Features of the Pentateuch: Structure and Chronology
  • Human Origins (Gen 1:1-11:26)
  • The Story of the Ancestors (Gen 11:27-50:26)
  • From Egypt to Canaan
  • Sinai, Covenant and Law
  • Concluding Reflections
All mature students of the Bible—scholarly and lay, Jewish, Christian, and secular alike—can profit richly from his learned and elegant discussion.

—Jon D. Levenson, Albert A. List Professor of Jewish Studies, Harvard University School of Divinity

  • Title: The Pentateuch: An Introduction to the First Five Books of the Bible
  • Author: Joseph Blenkinsopp
  • Series: Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library
  • Publisher: Doubleday
  • Print Publication Date: 1992
  • Logos Release Date: 2010
  • Pages: 288
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Bible. O.T. Pentateuch › Introductions
  • ISBN: 9780300140217
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2020-10-23T15:11:36Z

Joseph Blenkinsopp is John A. O’Brien Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. He is also the author of Opening the Sealed Book: Interpretations of the Book of Isaiah in Late Antiquity, Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching Ezekiel, and Treasures Old and New: Essays in the Theology of the Pentateuch.


Print list price: $33.00
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