Pentateuch as Narrative the
- Publisher This unique commentary on the Pentateuch focuses on the narrative as it stands, rather than on the historical backgrounds.
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Most scholars studying the first five books of the Bible either attempt to dissect it into various pre-pentateuchal documents or, at the very least, analyze Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy as separate, self-contained documents. The Pentateuch As Narrative focuses on the narrative and literary continuity of the Pentateuch as a whole. It seeks to disclose how the original Jewish readers may have viewed this multivolume work of Moses. Its central thesis is that the Pentateuch was written from the perspective of one who had lived under the Law of the Covenant established at Mount Sinai and had seen its failure to produce genuine trust in the Lord God of Israel. In this context, the Pentateuch pointed the reader forward to the hope of the New Covenant, based on divine faithfulness. Throughout the commentary Dr. Sailhamer pays close attention to and interacts with a wide range of classical and contemporary literature on the Pentateuch, written by Jews, Catholics, and Pr
This unique commentary on the Pentateuch focuses on the narrative as it stands, rather than on the historical backgrounds.
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John H Sailhamer
John H. Sailhamer (Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles) is professor of Old Testament at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in Brea, California and was formerly senior professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He was President of The Evangelical Theological Society in 2000 and has published a number of books, including An Introduction to Old Testament Theology; The Pentateuch as Narrative: A Biblical-Theological Commentary; The Meaning of the PentateuchRevelation, Composition and Interpretation and Genesis (The Revised Expositor's Bible Commentary).
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A highly accessible, non-technical commentary on Pentateuch that gives attention to how the events connect up to form a narrative. The introduction lays out the literary structure of the Pentateuch and explains some of the methodological considerations that underlie a reading of the Pentateuch as narrative. The commentaries on individual books are useful as self-contained summaries of the main events, and help the reader to appreciate the Pentateuch's overall unity.