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The Law and the Prophets: A Study in Old Testament Canon Formation

Stephen B Chapman

The Law and the Prophets: A Study in Old Testament Canon Formation

Stephen B Chapman

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:This watershed book by a leading Old Testament scholar presents an alternative perspective in the ongoing debate about the formation of the Hebrew Bible. It marshals all of the important counterarguments to the standard theory of Old Testament canon formation, showing how the Pentateuch and the Prophets developed more or less simultaneously and mutually influenced each other over time. The widely praised European edition is now available in North America with an updated bibliography and a new postscript reflecting on how the study of the Old Testament canon has developed over the last twenty years.

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:This watershed book by a leading Old Testament scholar presents an alternative perspective in the ongoing debate about the formation of the Hebrew Bible. It marshals all of the important counterarguments to the standard theory of Old Testament canon formation, showing how the Pentateuch and the Prophets developed more or less simultaneously and mutually influenced each other over time. The widely praised European edition is now available in North America with an updated bibliography and a new postscript reflecting on how the study of the Old Testament canon has developed over the last twenty years.
- Publisher

Table Of Contents

  • :contents
    1. The Question Of The Law And The Prophets
    introduction
    the Rise Of The Standard Theory
    	h. E. Ryle
    canon And High Criticism
    	j. Wellhausen
    	w. J. Beecher
    	g. Hӧlscher
    	summary
    the First Half Of The Twentieth Century
    	m. L. Margolis
    mid-century Views And New Findings
    	r. H. Pfeiffer
    	summary
    the Rise Of A Canonical Approach
    	p. R. Ackroyd
    	d. N. Freedman
    	r. E. Clements
    	j. C. H. Lebram
    	a. C. Sundberg Jr.
    	t. N. Swanson
    	j. A. Sanders
    	s. Z. Leiman
    	j. Blenkinsopp
    	j. Conrad
    	b. S. Childs
    recent Proposals
    	j. Barr
    	j. Barton
    	r. T. Beckwith
    	n. K. Gottwald
    	o. H. Steck
    	e. E. Ellis
    	j. W. Miller
    	l. M. Mcdonald
    conclusions
    2. "density Within History": Canon As Theological Grammar
    introduction
    ideology And Historical Criticism
    	p. R. Davies
    a "canonical" Approach?
    	h. Bloom
    	n. Frye
    canons, Power, And Self-interest
    	c. Altieri
    canon As A Theological "grammar"
    	"self-sumsumption" And The Old Testament Canon
    	the Articulation Of Shared Values
    	a Critical Benchmark
    "canon" Versus "scripture"
    3. No Prophet Like Moses?: canonical Conclusions As Hermeneutical Guides
    introduciton
    deuteronomy 34:10-12
    	a Conclusion To The Torah
    	an Incomparability Formula
    	moses As Covenant Mediator
    	moses As A Prophet
    	dual Agency
    	summary
    malachi 3:22-24 [4:4-6]
    	appendices To Malachi Alone?
    	appendices To The Prophetic Corpus?
    	a Variety Of Orders In The Prophets
    	canon-conscious Appendices
    	further Deuteronomistic Background
    	appendices To Malachi And The Twelve
    summary
    4. The Law And . . .
    introduction
    deuteronomy 31-34
    	deuteronomy 30-31
    	deuteronomy 31
    	deuteronomy 32
    		1. A Prophetic Account Of History
    		2. Prophetic Motifs And Idioms
    		3. Prophetic Citations And Allusions
    		conclusions Regarding Deuteronomy 32
    	deuteronomy 33
    	summary Of Deuteronomy 31-34
    joshua
    	a "deuteronomistic History"
    	a Deuteronomistic Edition Of Joshua
    	a Second Deuteronomistic Edition Of Joshua
    	the Problem Of Joshua 23-24
    	the Relation Of Joshua To Judges
    	a Third Layer Of Redaction?
    	joshua 8:30-35
    	the Relation Between Joshua 8:30-35 And 24:1-28
    	redactional Summary Of Joshua
    	prophecy In Joshua
    	a Prophet Like Moses
    	the Final Form Of Joshua
    5. The Law And The Words
    introduction
    the Deuteronomistic History Revisited
    	the Book Of Judges
    	the Books Of Samuel
    	the Books Of Kings
    		1 Kings 17-19, The Elijah Stories
    		2 Kings 17:7-23 And 21:10-15
    	summary
    jeremiah
    	"the Law And The Words"
    	"my Servants The Prophets"
    	the "word" And The "words"
    	a "prophet Like Moses"
    	summary
    zechariah 1 And 7-8
    	prophecy In First Zechariah
    	"the Law And The Words"
    	citations And Allusions
    	summary
    chronicles
    	prophecy In Chronicles
    		1. Stories About Prophets
    		2. The Prophetic Addresses
    		3. Citation Formula
    	summary
    ezra-nehemiah
    	prophecy In Ezra-nehemiah
    		1. A Surprising Beginning
    		2. A Surprising Ending
    		3. Prior Knowledge Of The Law
    		4. The Authority Of Prophetic Scripture
    		5. Prophetic "words"
    daniel
    6. The Pre-eminence Of Torah?
    introduction
    counter-indications: Ground For The Torah's Pre-eminence
    	internal Evidence
    	external Evidence
    		1. Perisan Policy
    		2. Prior Canonization
    		3. Text Criticism
    		4. The Samaritan Pentateuch
    		5. The Septuagint
    		6. The Dead Sea Scrolls
    		7. Ben Sira
    		8. The Apocrypha And Pseudepigrapha
    		9. The Cessation Of Prophecy
    		10. The New Testament
    		11. The Sadducees' Canon
    		12. The Synagogue Lectionaries
    		13. Philo
    		14. Josephus
    		15. Literary Position
    the Twin Authority Of Law And Prophets
    	christian Tradition
    	jewish Tradition
    reconstruction And Conclusions
    	the Place Of The Writings?
    	theological Implications For Jewish And Christian Traditions
    indexes

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 511150
  • Product Code 9781540960481
  • ISBN 154096048X
  • EAN 9781540960481
  • Pages 368
  • Department Academic
  • Category Scripture
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Baker Academic
  • Publication Date Sep 2019
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 mm

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