By Tremper Longman III, Raymond B. Dillard

Numerous distinctives set this quantity except different introductions to the outdated testomony: - it really is completely evangelical in its point of view. - It emphasizes "special introduction"--The learn of person books. -It interacts in an irenic spirit with the historical-critical approach. - It positive factors excessive issues of study background and consultant students instead of an exhaustive therapy of prior scholarship. - It Read more...

summary: a number of distinctives set this quantity except different introductions to the previous testomony: - it truly is completely evangelical in its standpoint. - It emphasizes "special introduction"--The learn of person books. -It interacts in an irenic spirit with the historical-critical process. - It beneficial properties excessive issues of study background and consultant students instead of an exhaustive therapy of previous scholarship. - It offers with the that means of every ebook, now not in isolation yet in a canonical context. - It probes the that means of every booklet within the atmosphere of its tradition. With an eye fixed on figuring out the character of the previous testomony historiography, An advent to the previous testomony bargains the reader an excellent figuring out of 3 key concerns: old heritage, literary research, and theological message

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Is there unity to the Old Testament message or is there irreconcilable diversity? This question has been at the center of recent theological inquiry into the Old Testament. Indeed, it is a question that has also been of critical importance to the wider discipline of biblical theology. There have been many attempts, even in recent years, to present the theology of the Old Testament (Hasel). Among recent evangelical writers, this impulse has often taken the form of the study of one central motif under which, it is thought, the whole message of the Old Testament can be explained.

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Preus (Zondervan, 1984), 69-130. Wenham, G. J. “The Date of Deuteronomy: Linchpin of Old Testament Criticism: Part II,” Themelios 11 (1985): 15-17. Idem. “Genesis: An Authorship Study and Current Pentateuchal Criticism,” JSOT 42 (1988): 3-18. Whybray, R. N. The Making of the Pentateuch: A Methodological Study (JSOTS 53; Sheffield: JSOT, 1987). HISTORICAL BACKGROUND Composition and Authorship The issue of the authorship of Genesis is inescapably intertwined with the question of the composition and origin of the entire Pentateuch.

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