By James Luther Mays, David L. Petersen, Kent Harold Richards

ISBN-10: 0567292894

ISBN-13: 9780567292896

The eighteen essays offered during this very important quantity will orient readers of the outdated testomony in 3 ways. They describe the main major advancements in previous testomony interpretation because the mid-twentieth century. They delineate the dominant traits of the current, exploring the currents which are shaping new instructions of interpretation. And, uniquely, they recommend the instructions that such interpretation will take at first of the twenty-first century. the quantity hence strikes past chronicling the earlier and illuminating the current to setting up customers for the long run, through contemplating the results of present developments in scholarship and suggesting what readers of the outdated testomony may possibly anticipate before everything of a brand new century of interpretation. Written and edited through his neighbors and associates, outdated testomony Interpretation: previous, current, and destiny honors the lifestyles and paintings of Gene M. Tucker, lately retired from the school of Candler tuition of Theology, and President of the Society of Biblical Literature in 1996.

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DEAN McBRIDE, JR. Gal 3:1-29). In Gal 4:21, the antithesis is sharply posed: Paul contrasts "the law [ho nomosY as scriptural witness to divine providence with life "under law [hupo nomon]" (cf. also Gal 3:23-26; 4:5; 5:18). , m. 5). The hermeneutical strategy inchoate in these Pauline epistles severs the Pentateuch's nomistic traditions from the themes of divine presence, guidance, and blessing that bind them together into a coherent whole. As a result, divine prescription is subordinated to promise, communal norm to narrative.

For the major intellectual currents of Judaism whose developments can be traced through the Hellenistic and Roman periods, the "primacy" and "efficacy" of Mosaic Torah are defining concepts. These fundamental tenets of Jewish religious identity function as theological corollaries. , Deut 4:32-40; Neh 9-10; Psalms 78; 105; 145). "Primacy" denotes the claim that the various statutes, judicial rulings, and cultic instructions transmitted to Israel through the agency of Moses are unprecedented and insuperable.

Plaut, Gunther, Bernard J. Bamberger, William W. Hallo. The Torah: A Commentary. New York: Union of American Hebrew Congregations, 1981. Sternberg, Meir. The Poetics of Biblical Narrative: Ideological Literature and the Drama of Ideological Reading. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1985. Trible, Phyllis. God and the Rhetoric of Sexuality. OBT. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1978. 30 Chapter 2 THE FORMATION OF THE PENTATEUCH David L. Petersen T he title of this essay betrays one way of thinking about the Pentateuch, namely, a concern with its history, how it came to exist.

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