A Farewell to the Yahwist. The Composition of the Pentateuch by Thomas B. Dozeman, Konrad Schmid

By Thomas B. Dozeman, Konrad Schmid

Because the guaranteed effects of scholarship are hardly ever yes, it may come as no shock that the classical formula of the Documentary speculation has another time been known as into query. despite the fact that, many North American students are strange with the paintings of a brand new new release of eu students who're advancing another view of the compositional historical past of the Pentateuch. A growing to be consensus in Europe argues that the bigger blocks of pentateuchal culture, particularly the tales of the patriarchs and Moses, weren't redactionally associated sooner than the Priestly Code, because the J speculation indicates, yet existed aspect by means of facet as self sustaining, rival myths of Israel s origins. This quantity makes to be had either the newest eu scholarship at the Pentateuch and its serious dialogue, delivering a important source and fostering additional discussion among North American and ecu interpreters. The participants are Erhard Blum, David M. Carr, Thomas B. Dozeman, Jan Christian Gertz, Christoph Levin, Albert de Pury, Thomas Christian Roemer, Konrad Schmid, and John Van Seters.

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Es gibt eine Reihe von Indizien. Sie ergeben indessen kein einheitliches Bild” [81]), the initial suspicion seems to be justified: the supporting beams identfied cannot support the building. I will refrain from discussing the texts in great detail, since this will be done in other contributions by Jan Christian Gertz (on Gen 50–Exod 1) and Thomas 26. Noth, Überlieferungsgeschichte des Pentateuch, 258. 38 a farewell to the yahwist? Dozeman (on Exod 3–4), and limit myself to the most evident observations on Gen 15 and Exod 3–4, which seem to support a post-P date for these texts.

G. : Eisenbrauns, 2000), 112–38; Bernhard Lang, “Väter Israels,” Neues Bibel Lexikon 3 (2001): 989–93; and Folker V. Greifenhagen, Egypt on the Pentateuch’s Ideological Map: Constructing Biblical Israel’s Identity (JSOTSup 361; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2002). 78. David M. Carr, “Genesis in Relation to the Moses Story: Diachronic and Synchronic Perspectives,” in Studies in the Book of Genesis: Literature, Redaction and History (ed. A. Wénin; BETL 155; Leuven: Leuven University Press; Peeters, 2001), 273–95.

35 15:13–15: Then Yhwh said to Abram: “Know for certain that your offspring will be sojourners in a land that is not theirs and will be servants there, and they will be afflicted for four hundred years. (14) But I will bring judgment on the nation that they serve, and afterward they shall come out with great possessions (#$kr). ” If the only explicit reference in Genesis that looks ahead to Exodus is a post-P text, what, one may ask, forces us to assume a pre-Priestly connection of Genesis and Exodus?

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