By Tremper Longman III, Raymond B. Dillard
This moment variation of An creation to the previous testomony integrates and interacts with contemporary advancements in outdated testomony scholarship. a number of certain set it except different introductions to the outdated testomony: • it really is completely evangelical in its standpoint • It emphasizes “special introduction”―the examine of person books • It interacts in an irenic spirit with the historical-critical procedure • It gains issues of analysis historical past and consultant students instead of an exhaustive remedy of earlier scholarship • It bargains with the which means of every ebook, no longer in isolation yet in a canonical context • It probes the which means of every e-book within the atmosphere of its tradition together with callouts, charts, and graphs, this article is written with a watch on realizing the character of outdated testomony historiography. This upper-level advent to the previous testomony bargains scholars an outstanding realizing of 3 key concerns: historic history, literary research, and theological message.
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Other passages that show indication of post-Mosaic origins include Genesis 11:31, which associates Abraham’s Ur with the Chaldeans (a tribe that dominated southern Mesopotamia in the first millennium), and Genesis 14:14, which mentions Dan, an ancient city known by this name only much later (see also Gen. 32:32; 35:31; 40:15; Deut. 3:14; 34:1, 6, 10). Besides these and other passages that were most likely written after the death of Moses, there are also passages that are awkward if they are ascribed to Moses (the socalled a-Mosaica).
K. Waltke, Genesis (Zondervan, 2001); J. H. Walton, Genesis (NIVAC; Zondervan, 2001); G. J. Wenham, Genesis 1–15 (WBC 1; Word, 1987); idem, Genesis 16–50 (WBC; Word, 1994); C. Westermann, Genesis: A Commentary, trans. J. J. Scullian (Augsburg, 1984–86). Monographs and Articles T. D. Alexander, Abraham in the Negev: A Source-Critical Study of Genesis 20:1– 22:19 (Paternoster, 1997); O. T. Allis, The Five Books of Moses (Presbyterian and Reformed, 1943); R. Alter, The Art of Biblical Narrative (Basic Books, 1981); idem, “Harold Bloom’s ‘J’,” Commentary 90 (1990), 28–33; J.
Goldingay, Old Testament Theology: Israel’s Gospel (InterVarsity Press, 2003); J. Hoffmeier, Israel in Egypt (Oxford, 1997); I. M. Kikawada and A. Quinn, Before Abraham Was: The Unity of Genesis 1–11 (Abingdon, 1985); K. A. -J. Kraus, Geschichte der historisch-kritischen Erforschung des Alten Testaments (Neukirchen-Vluyn, 1956); J. D. Levenson, Creation and the Persistence of Evil (Princeton University Press, 1988); T. Longman III, “Form Criticism, Recent Developments in Genre Theory, and the Evangelical,” WTJ 48 (1985): 46–67; idem, How to Read Genesis (InterVarsity Press, 2005); A.