Pentateuch History and Origins Collection (10 vols.)
by 10 authors Gmirkin, Russell E., Greifenhagen, F. V., Wright, Richard M., Whybray, R. N., Coats, George W., Thompson, Thomas L., Scullion, John J., Rendtorff, Rolf, Sawyer, John F. A., Clines, David J. A.
T&T Clark, Sheffield Academic Press 1987–2006
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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- R. Norman Whybray’s Making of the Pentateuch and Rolf Rendtorff’s Problem of the Process of Transmission in the Pentateuch
- Important introduction to the central issues concerning the study of the Pentateuch
- Two landmark studies of the life and influence of Moses by George W. Coats
- Re-evaluation of the Yahwistic source
- Thomas L. Thompson’s work on the origin of Israel
- All Scripture references linked to original language texts and English translations
- The Theme of the Pentateuch, by David J. A. Clines
- The Making of the Pentateuch: A Methodological Study, by R. Norman Whybray
- Linguistic Evidence for the Pre-exilic Date of the Yahwistic Source, by Rick Wright
- Moses: Heroic Man, Man of God, by George W. Coats
- The Moses Tradition, by George W. Coats
- Problem of the Process of Transmission in the Pentateuch, by Rolf Rendtorff
- Origin Tradition of Ancient Israel: The Literary Formation of Genesis and Exodus 1–23, by Thomas L. Thompson
- Egypt on the Pentateuch’s Ideological Map: Constructing Biblical Israel’s Identity, by Franz V. Greifenhagen
- Reading Leviticus: Responses to Mary Douglas, by John F. A. Sawyer
- Berossus and Genesis, Manetho and Exodus: Hellenistic Histories and the Date of the Pentateuch, by Russell Gmirkin
- Title: Pentateuch History and Origins Collection
- Publisher: T & T Clark International
- Volumes: 10
- Pages: 2,542