The Pentateuch: Introducing the Torah

Thomas B. Dozeman

The Pentateuch: Introducing the Torah
The Pentateuch: Introducing the Torah

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The Pentateuch is the heart of the Hebrew Bible and the foundational document of Judaism. It is also the focus of tremendous scholarly debate regarding the complex history of its composition. This history will be explored along with analysis of the historical background and ancient Near Eastern parallels for its primeval history, its ancestry narratives and laws, the theological purposes of its final redaction, and its diverse interpretation in communities today.

This textbook introduces students to the contents of the Torah and orients them to the key interpretive questions and methods shaping contemporary scholarship, inviting readers into the work of interpretation today. Pedagogical features include images, maps, timelines, reading lists, and a glossary.

  • Contents
  • Part One: Introduction to the Pentateuch
    • 1. Literature of the Pentateuch
  • Part Two: Composition of the Pentateuch
    • 2. Authors of the Pentateuch: From Moses to the New Documentary Hypothesis
    • 3. Tradents of the Pentateuch: Comparative Literature, Oral Stories, and Tradition History
    • 4. Contemporary Return to the Literature of the Pentateuch
  • Part Three: Books of the Pentateuch
    • 5. Genesis
    • 6. Exodus
    • 7. Leviticus
    • 8. Numbers
    • 9. Deuteronomy
  • Part Four: Reading the Pentateuch
    • 10. Pentateuch and Torah
    • 11. Pentateuch and History
    • 12. Pentateuch and Theology
    • 13. Pentateuch and Reception History
  • Terms and Definitions

    Pages: 764
    Publisher: Fortress Press
    Published: 2017
    ISBN-10: 0800699483
    ISBN-13: 9780800699482
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