The Composition of the Pentateuch: Renewing the Documentary Hypothesis

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Yale University Press, Apr 24, 2012 - Religion - 384 pages

For well over two centuries the question of the composition of the Pentateuch has been among the most central and hotly debated issues in the field of biblical studies. In this book, Joel Baden presents a fresh and comprehensive argument for the Documentary Hypothesis. Critically engaging both older and more recent scholarship, he fundamentally revises and reorients the classical model of the formation of the Pentateuch. Interweaving historical and methodological chapters with detailed textual case studies, Baden provides a critical introduction to the history of Pentateuchal scholarship, discussions on the most pressing issues in the current debate, and a practical model for the study of the biblical text.

 

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Contents

The Documentary Hypothesis
13
Case Study 1
34
Chapter 2
45
Case Study II
82
Chapter 3
103
Chapter 4
129
Case Study
193
Chapter 6
214
Case Study V
230
Conclusion
246
Bibliography
327
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