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A farewell to the Yahwist? [electronic resource] : the composition of the Pentateuch in recent European interpretation / edited by Thomas B. Dozeman and Konrad Schmid.

Contributor(s): Dozeman, Thomas B | Schmid, Konrad, 1965-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Symposium series (Society of Biblical Literature): no. 34.Publisher: Atlanta : Society of Biblical Literature, c2006Description: 1 online resource (viii, 197 p.).ISBN: 1429413700 (electronic bk.); 9781429413701 (electronic bk.); 158983321X; 9781589833210.Subject(s): Bible. Genesis -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Bible. Exodus -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | J document (Biblical criticism) | RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Old TestamentGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Farewell to the Yahwist?.DDC classification: 222/.11066 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The elusive Yahwist : a short history of research / Thomas Christian R�omer -- The so-called Yahwist and the literary gap between Genesis and Exodus / Konrad Schmid -- The Jacob story and the beginning of the formation of the Pentateuch / Albert de Pury -- The transition between the books of Genesis and Exodus / Jan Christian Gertz -- The literary connection between the books of Genesis and Exodus and the end of the book of Joshua / Erhard Blum -- The commission of Moses and the book of Genesis / Thomas B. Dozeman -- The Yahwist and the redactional link between Genesis and Exodus / Christoph Levin -- The report of the Yahwist's demise has been greatly exaggerated! / John Van Seters -- What is required to identify pre-priestly narrative connections between Genesis and Exodus? : some general reflections and specific cases / David M. Carr.
Summary: Since the "assured results" of scholarship are rarely certain, it should come as no surprise that the classical formulation of the Documentary Hypothesis has yet again been called into question. However, many North American scholars are unfamiliar with the work of a new generation of European scholars who are advancing an alternate view of the compositional history of the Pentateuch. A growing consensus in Europe argues that the larger blocks of pentateuchal tradition, especially the stories of the patriarchs and Moses, were not redactionally linked before the Priestly Code, as the J hypothesis suggests, but existed side by side as two independent, rival myths of Israel's origins. This volume makes available both the most recent European scholarship on the Pentateuch and its critical discussion. --From publisher's description.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-185) and indexes.

The elusive Yahwist : a short history of research / Thomas Christian R�omer -- The so-called Yahwist and the literary gap between Genesis and Exodus / Konrad Schmid -- The Jacob story and the beginning of the formation of the Pentateuch / Albert de Pury -- The transition between the books of Genesis and Exodus / Jan Christian Gertz -- The literary connection between the books of Genesis and Exodus and the end of the book of Joshua / Erhard Blum -- The commission of Moses and the book of Genesis / Thomas B. Dozeman -- The Yahwist and the redactional link between Genesis and Exodus / Christoph Levin -- The report of the Yahwist's demise has been greatly exaggerated! / John Van Seters -- What is required to identify pre-priestly narrative connections between Genesis and Exodus? : some general reflections and specific cases / David M. Carr.

Since the "assured results" of scholarship are rarely certain, it should come as no surprise that the classical formulation of the Documentary Hypothesis has yet again been called into question. However, many North American scholars are unfamiliar with the work of a new generation of European scholars who are advancing an alternate view of the compositional history of the Pentateuch. A growing consensus in Europe argues that the larger blocks of pentateuchal tradition, especially the stories of the patriarchs and Moses, were not redactionally linked before the Priestly Code, as the J hypothesis suggests, but existed side by side as two independent, rival myths of Israel's origins. This volume makes available both the most recent European scholarship on the Pentateuch and its critical discussion. --From publisher's description.

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