The Pentateuch introduces us to the central themes of both Christian and Jewish theology. The first five books of the Old Testament tell the story of creation, the fall, the patriarchs, the exodus, the deliverance of the Law, and the journey to the Promised Land. We meet Adam and Eve, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph, Moses and Pharaoh. Yet the text of the Pentateuch has been a subject of intense scholarly debate for more than a century: Who wrote the Pentateuch? How was it transmitted? How did it acquire such a prominent place in Jewish and Christian history?
The 10-volume Pentateuch History and Origins Collection contains the most important recent literature on the Pentateuch. David J. A. Cline’s Theme of the Pentateuch has become a standard introductory text to the origin and function of the Pentateuch. R. Norman Whybray’s Making of the Pentateuch and Rolf Rendtorff’s Problem of the Process of Transmission in the Pentateuch are two of the defining works on Pentateuch origins to appear in a generation, raising new questions about the Documentary Hypothesis. Additional books in this series examine the narratives in Genesis, the life of Moses, and role of Egypt in the text, and numerous other issues. The authors provide detailed analysis of prominent figures in the Pentateuch, examine the texts, and re-evaluate commonly held understandings about the origin and transmission of the Pentateuch. Together, these books represent the most important scholarly achievements in the field in recent decades.
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