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The Problem of the Hexateuch and Other Essays

, 1984
ISBN: 0334013100
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First published in 1966, and long unavailable, this volume collects Gerhard von Rad’s most influential articles. Investigate the theological significance of the Tabernacle and the Ark of the Covenant. Reconstruct the development of the Hexateuch with von Rad’s classic, form-critical study. In addition to the title work, this volume includes essays such as “The Theological Problem of the Old Testament Doctrine of Creation,” “Some Aspects of the Old Testament World View,” “The Beginnings of History Writing in Ancient Israel,” and “The Joseph Narrative and Ancient Wisdom.”

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Key Features

  • Provides a viable reconstruction of the Hexateuch
  • Features form-critical methodological principles
  • Examines additional topics impacted by the Hexateuch

Top Highlights

“Such a summary of the facts of redemption within the cultus cannot be a freely devised meditation based on historical events, but must be a reflection of the traditional form in which the faith is presented.” (Page 5)

“It will be our task in the following pages to show at least the principal stages of the process by which this cultic recital developed into the Hexateuch as we have it.” (Page 8)

“The earliest example of the interpolation of the Sinai story into the canonical story of redemption is found in the great prayer of Neh. 9:6ff.” (Page 12)

“We may sum up the result of our enquiry in the following way: even the more or less free accounts of the redemption-story which follow the canonical scheme do not mention the events of Sinai. These events seem rather to have given rise to a tradition of their own, which remained separate from the canonical pattern and only at a very late date became combined with it.” (Page 13)

“occasion for the recital by the individual of this short confessional statement of God’s redemptive activity.” (Page 5)

  • Title: The Problem of the Hexateuch and Other Essays
  • Author: Gerhard von Rad
  • Publisher: SCM Press
  • Print Publication Date: 1984
  • Logos Release Date: 2015
  • Pages: 352
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Bible. O.T. › Criticism interpretation, etc
  • ISBNs: 0334013100, 9780334013105
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-09-30T02:53:04Z

Gerhard von Rad (1901–1971) was a prominent German Old Testament scholar. In the years following the two World Wars, von Rad focused on Old Testament studies in response to anti-Semitic tendencies in German academia. He is noted for pioneering the tradition-historical method of biblical studies. He taught at the University of Jena, University of Gottingen, and Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg.

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