From Paradise to the Promised Land: An Introduction to the Pentateuch (3rd Edition)
As the foundation for the Old Testament, the five opening books of the Bible are of critical importance. However, most modern studies focus on origin, neglecting actual content. From Paradise to the Promised Land offers a unique alternative. ...
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As the foundation for the Old Testament, the five opening books of the Bible are of critical importance. However, most modern studies focus on origin, neglecting actual content. From Paradise to the Promised Land offers a unique alternative.
From Paradise to the Promised Land is not a commentary on individual passages. Instead, Alexander reveals the larger picture of the Pentateuch, identifying prominent themes and connections between the Pentateuch and the New Testament.
This comprehensive introduction has been updated throughout in light of recent research. In addition, Alexander includes a new introductory section surveying Pentateuchal criticism from the past 250 years and offering an evangelical critique.
This text has been a popular introduction to the Pentateuch for over fifteen years, offering a unique alternative to the critical approaches that focus on the composition of these books rather than the actual content. With this new edition, T. Desmond Alexander keeps the book fresh and relevant for contemporary students by updating the references and adding material that reflects recent pentateuchal research as well as the author's maturing judgments. The result is a revision that will prove valuable for many years to come.
T. Desmond Alexander (Ph.D., Queen's University, Belfast) is director of Christian training, Union Theological College, Belfast, and formerly lecturer in Semitic studies at The Queen's University in Belfast. He is the author of From Paradise to the Promised Land: An Introduction to the Main Themes of the Pentateuch; From Eden to the New Jerusalem: Exploring Gods plan for life on earth; Abraham in the Negev; The Book of Exodus (Apollos Old Testament Commentary) and Jonah (Tyndale Old Tesament Commentary), and he is a coeditor (with Brian S. Rosner) of the New Dictionary of Biblical Theology and The Dictionary of the Old Testament: Pentateuch (with David W. Baker).
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- <b>part 1: Pentateuchal Criticism<br></b>1. Introduction To Pentateuchal Criticism<br>2. The Rise Of The Documentary Hypothesis<br>3. Going Behind The Documents<br>4. The Documentary Hypothesis Under Threat<br>5. The Sinai Narrative--a Test Case<br>6. The Future Of Pentateuchal Studies<br><b>part 2: The Main Themes Of The Pentateuch<br></b>7. An Overview Of The Pentateuch<br>8. God's Temple-city<br>9. The Royal Lineage In Genesis<br>10. The Blessing Of The Nations<br>11. Paradise Lost<br>12. By Faith Abraham . . .<br>13. Who Is The Lord?<br>14. The Passover<br>15. The Covenant At Sinai<br>16. The Tabernacle<br>17. Be Holy<br>18. The Sacrificial System<br>19. The Clean And The Unclean Foods<br>20. Toward The Promised Land<br>21. Murmurings<br>22. Love And Loyalty<br>23. Why Israel?<br>24. The Pentateuch And The Biblical Metanarrative<br>recommended Further Reading<br>indexes