Theme of the Pentateuch
Theme of the Pentateuch

Theme of the Pentateuch

in Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies

by David J. A. Clines

Pages 178
Publisher T&T Clark
Published 1/4/1979
ISBN-13 9780905774145
This popular textbook regards the Pentateuch as a literary whole, with a single theme that binds it together. The overarching theme is the partial fulfilment of the promises to the patriarchs. Though the method of the book is holistic, the origin and growth of the theme is also explored using the methods of traditional source analysis. An important chapter explores the theological function of the Pentateuch both in the community for which the Pentateuch was first composed and in our own time. For this second, enlarged edition, the author has written an Epilogue reassessing the theme of the Pentateuch from a more current postmodern perspective.


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