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A number of distinctives set this quantity except different introductions to the outdated testomony: - it truly is completely evangelical in its standpoint. - It emphasizes "special introduction"--The learn of person books. -It interacts in an irenic spirit with the historical-critical technique. - It gains excessive issues of study background and consultant students instead of an exhaustive remedy of previous scholarship. - It Read more...

summary: a number of distinctives set this quantity except different introductions to the previous testomony: - it truly is completely evangelical in its standpoint. - It emphasizes "special introduction"--The research of person books. -It interacts in an irenic spirit with the historical-critical technique. - It positive aspects excessive issues of analysis heritage and consultant students instead of an exhaustive therapy of prior scholarship. - It offers with the that means of every booklet, now not in isolation yet in a canonical context. - It probes the that means of every booklet within the atmosphere of its tradition. With an eye fixed on realizing the character of the previous testomony historiography, An advent to the previous testomony deals the reader a superior realizing of 3 key concerns: historic historical past, literary research, and theological message

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D. Radmacher and R. D. Preus (Zondervan, 1984), 69-130. Wenham, G. J. “The Date of Deuteronomy: Linchpin of Old Testament Criticism: Part II,” Themelios 11 (1985): 15-17. Idem. “Genesis: An Authorship Study and Current Pentateuchal Criticism,” JSOT 42 (1988): 3-18. Whybray, R. N. The Making of the Pentateuch: A Methodological Study (JSOTS 53; Sheffield: JSOT, 1987). HISTORICAL BACKGROUND Composition and Authorship The issue of the authorship of Genesis is inescapably intertwined with the question of the composition and origin of the entire Pentateuch.

Geschichte der historisch-kritischen Erforschung des Alten Testaments (Neukirchen-Vluyn, 1956). MacRae, A. A. “Response” in Hermeneutics, Inerrancy, and the Bible , ed. E. D. Radmacher and R. D. Preus (Zondervan, 1984), 143-62. McConville, J. G. Law and Theology in Deuteronomy ( JSOTS 33; Sheffield: JSOT, 1984). McEvenue, S. E. The Narrative Style of the Priestly Writer (Rome: Biblical Institute Press, 1971). Millard, A. R. and D. J. Wiseman, eds. Essays on the Patriarchal Narratives (InterVarsity, 1980).

Html (2 of 2)10/16/2006 9:19:27 AM AN INTRODUCTION to the OLD TESTAMENT <- Previous First Next -> meter that was at work in biblical poetry and attributed his failure to his distance from the time of composition. Lowth’s reticence did not hinder those who followed him. For over two hundred years various scholars have claimed that they have finally discovered metrical canons that allow us to scan and even to reconstruct poems. One has only to look at the text-critical apparatus to see how frequently an emendation is introduced metri causa (“for reasons of meter”).

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