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A Theological Introduction to the Pentateuch

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This useful textbook explores the theological dimensions of the Pentateuch and provides examples of critically engaged theological interpretation.In this concise volume, a team of fresh Old Testament voices explores the theological dimensions of the Pentateuch and provides specific examples of...


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This useful textbook explores the theological dimensions of the Pentateuch and provides examples of critically engaged theological interpretation.In this concise volume, a team of fresh Old Testament voices explores the theological dimensions of the Pentateuch and provides specific examples of critically engaged theological interpretation. This Pentateuch text is unique in that it emphasizes theological reading, serving as an affordable supplement to traditional introductory Pentateuch texts. Each chapter introduces theological themes and issues in interpretation then offers exegesis of one or two representative passages to model theological interpretation in practice. This useful text will be valued by students of the Old Testament and the Pentateuch as well as pastors."A penetrating primer on what it means to read the Pentateuch well as 'theologically interested interpreters'--and a lovely tribute to the probing insight and pedagogical skill of Walter Moberly. The authors offer full coverage of all five pentateuchal books along with sustained engagements of several key texts. The volume concludes with an appendix detailing the cumulative scope of Moberly's distinctive contributions to pentateuchal study."
--Stephen B. Chapman, Duke University

"This book matches the urbane elegance of Walter Moberly, who inspired it among colleagues and former students. Like Moberly's work, A Theological Introduction to the Pentateuch takes up big theological issues but anchors them in careful, detailed studies of particular passages. It thus illuminates on the macro scale and on the micro scale."
--John Goldingay, Fuller Theological Seminary

"A well-proportioned and substantive introduction to the first five books of the Bible with hermeneutical guidance in the form of sample interpretation of key texts for each book. The book is nicely designed and executed--a valuable text for the classroom. It serves as an excellent tribute to Walter Moberly and his own exegetical work."
--Christopher R. Seitz, Wycliffe College, University of Toronto

"Briggs and Lohr, along with their cowriters, have exploited the inheritance of their teacher Walter Moberly to engage with the best of historical-critical and literary approaches to each book of the Pentateuch. Both for the general landscape of theological perspectives on each book and for the exemplary exploration of a specific text (or two) in each book, this volume provides an essential introduction to the field of theological interpretation at the beginning of the Bible."
--Richard S. Hess, Denver Seminary

"Few portions of Scripture seem to yield such an unending discovery of riches and resources to scholar and layperson alike as do the five books of the Pentateuch. The essays in this volume add richly and discerningly to those discoveries. Happily, each writer moves beyond the necessary historical and literary questions in order to engage the text theologically. I highly recommend this volume."
--Victor P. Hamilton, Asbury UniversityRichard S. Briggs (PhD, University of Nottingham) is director of biblical studies and hermeneutics at Cranmer Hall, St. John's College, University of Durham in Durham, England. He is the author of several books. Joel N. Lohr (PhD, University of Durham) is assistant professor of religious studies at Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia, and a visiting scholar at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto.Introduction: Reading the Pentateuch as Christian Scripture Richard S. Briggs and Joel N. Lohr
1. The Book of Genesis Richard S. Briggs
2. The Book of Exodus Jo Bailey Wells
3. The Book of Leviticus Joel N. Lohr
4. The Book of Numbers Nathan MacDonald
5. The Book of Deuteronomy Rob Barrett
Appendix: The Writings of R. W. L. Moberly on the Pentateuch Nathan MacDonald with Richard S. Briggs
Indexes

In this concise volume, a team of fresh Old Testament voices explores the theological dimensions of the Pentateuch and provides specific examples of critically engaged theological interpretation. This Pentateuch text is unique in that it emphasizes theological reading, serving as an affordable supplement to traditional introductory Pentateuch texts. Each chapter introduces theological themes and issues in interpretation then offers exegesis of one or two representative passages to model theological interpretation in practice. This useful text will be valued by students of the Old Testament and the Pentateuch as well as pastors.
-Publisher

PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 350093
  • Product Code 9781441236203
  • ISBN 1441236201
  • EAN 9781441236203
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category Old Testament
  • Publisher Baker Academic
  • Publication Date Mar 2012
  • Sales Rank 74206
  • DRM Adobe
  • Printable No
  • Size 1.45 MB (EPUB)

Richard Briggs

Dr Richard Briggs (Ph.D., University of Nottingham) is Director of Biblical Studies and Hermeneutics at Cranmer Hall, Durham. He studied Mathematics and Philosophy at Oxford, and then Theology at London Bible College, and the University of Nottingham, where he obtained a PhD for a thesis on "Speech Act Theory and Biblical Interpretation" (published as Words in Action in 2001).
He was involved in church planting ministry in Nottingham, preaches regularly, and has written widely on the subject of biblical interpretation. He is the author of Reading the Bible Wisely (SPCK, 2003); Light to Live By: How to Interpret the Bible (Scripture Union, 2005); Living for God (Piquant, 2008), and most recently The Virtuous Reader: Old Testament Narrative and Interpretive Virtue (Bakerbooks, 2010), as well as several other academic articles. Richard is married to Melody and they have three children
Koorong -Editorial Review.

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