A Farewell to the Yahwist?: The Composition of the Pentateuch in Recent European Interpretation

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Thomas B. Dozeman, Konrad Schmid
Society of Biblical Lit, 2006 - Religion - 197 pages
Since the ""assured results"" of scholarship are rarely certain, it should come as no surprise that the classical formulation of the Documentary Hypothesis has yet again been called into question. However, many North American scholars are unfamiliar with the work of a new generation of European scholars who are advancing an alternate view of the compositional history of the Pentateuch. A growing consensus in Europe argues that the larger blocks of pentateuchal tradition, especially the stories of the patriarchs and Moses, were not redactionally linked before the Priestly Code, as the J hypothe.
 

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Contents

A Short History of Research
9
The SoCalled Yahwist and the Literary Gap Between Genesis and Exodus
29
The Jacob Story and the beginning of the Formation of the Pentateuch
51
The Transition Between The Books of Genesis and Exodus
73
The Literary Connection between the Books of Genesis and Exodus and the end of the book of Joshua
89
The Commission of Moses and the Book of Genesis
107
The Yahwist and the Redactional Link between Genesis and Exodus
131
The Report of The Yahwists Demise has Been Greatly Exaggerated
143
What Is Required to Identify PrePriestly Narrative Connections between Genesis and exodus? Some General Reflections and Specific Cases
159
Bibliography
181
Contributors
187
Index of Biblical and Related Literature
189
Index of Authors
195
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