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From Paradise to the Promised Land: An Introduction to the Pentateuch (3rd Edition)

T Desmond Alexander

From Paradise to the Promised Land: An Introduction to the Pentateuch (3rd Edition)

T Desmond Alexander

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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.

-Publisher.

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About "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.

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.

-Publisher.


- Koorong

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.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

T Desmond Alexander

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).
Koorong -Editorial Review.

Table Of Contents

  • part 1: Pentateuchal Criticism
    1. Introduction To Pentateuchal Criticism
    2. The Rise Of The Documentary Hypothesis
    3. Going Behind The Documents
    4. The Documentary Hypothesis Under Threat
    5. The Sinai Narrative--a Test Case
    6. The Future Of Pentateuchal Studies
    part 2: The Main Themes Of The Pentateuch
    7. An Overview Of The Pentateuch
    8. God's Temple-city
    9. The Royal Lineage In Genesis
    10. The Blessing Of The Nations
    11. Paradise Lost
    12. By Faith Abraham . . .
    13. Who Is The Lord?
    14. The Passover
    15. The Covenant At Sinai
    16. The Tabernacle
    17. Be Holy
    18. The Sacrificial System
    19. The Clean And The Unclean Foods
    20. Toward The Promised Land
    21. Murmurings
    22. Love And Loyalty
    23. Why Israel?
    24. The Pentateuch And The Biblical Metanarrative
    recommended Further Reading
    indexes

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A Great Introduction to the Pentateuch
5 stars By Tim, Oct 20 2016
I really liked this book. I found him easy to read and follow, yet he brought out so much depth in the Pentateuch. He spends a decent amount of time on the various 'Criticisms' (source criticism, form criticism, etc.) which is helpful but can be a bit overwhelming. The section on the main themes is excellent and shows how each threads through into the New Testament. This book is great at bringing to life the Pentateuch and ultimately the broader narrative of the Bible. 
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  • Catalogue Code 342181
  • Product Code 9780801039980
  • ISBN 0801039983
  • EAN 9780801039980
  • Pages 384
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category Old Testament
  • Publisher Baker Book House
  • Publication Date Jun 2012
  • Sales Rank #12043
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 28 mm
  • Weight 0.519kg

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