The Meaning of the Pentateuch: Revelation, Composition and Interpretation

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  • Copyright: 2009-11-30
  • Publisher: Intervarsity Pr
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Yet through the centuries it has been probed and dissected, weighed and examined, its text peeled back for its underlying history, its discourse analyzed and it words scrutinized. Could there be any stone in Sinai yet unturned?

Author Biography

John H. Sailhamer is professor of Old Testament at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in Brea, California. He is the author of several books, including Introduction to Old Testament Theology and The Pentateuch as Narrative.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 7
Abbreviationsp. 9
Introductionp. 11
Approaching the Text as Revelation
Understanding the Nature and Goal of Old Testament Theologyp. 59
Finding the Author's Verbal Meaningp. 68
What Is the "Historical Meaning" of Biblical Texts?p. 100
Finding the Big Idea in the Final Composition of the Textp. 149
Rediscovering the Composition of the Pentateuch Within the Tanak
Textual Strategies Within the Tanakp. 221
The Composition of the Pentateuchp. 283
Exploring the Composition of Legal Material in the Pentateuchp. 355
Interpreting the Theology of the Pentateuch
The Nature of Covenant and Blessing in the Pentateuchp. 419
Is There a "Biblical Jesus" of the Pentateuch?p. 460
The Purpose of the Mosaic Law in the Pentateuchp. 537
The Theme of Salvation in the Pentateuchp. 563
Conclusionp. 602
Author Indexp. 613
Subject Indexp. 617
Scripture Indexp. 623
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