Struggling with God: An Introduction to the Pentateuch

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Mercer University Press, 2008 - Religion - 249 pages
This work includes a student's introduction to the books of the ""Pentateuch"". This textbook focuses primarily on the content and structure of the Pentateuch. The process which produced the Pentateuch and the long record of its use within Judaism and Christianity are intricate and fascinating stories, but it is the final forms of these five books to which we have the most reliable access. Discussions of historical and theological issues are included when they serve to illustrate the content and structure of the text. After an opening chapter, which introduces the major issues in the study of the Pentateuch, including a summary of the history of scholarship, a full chapter engages each of the five books. Attention to literary shape, texture, and artistry are at the forefront of the discussion, while historical and theological discussions are included where they are most informative. The book also includes many lists of textual data in each chapter. Most of these provide a view of features, which serve to connect and draw together the diverse literature of the Pentateuch. They are intended to serve as starting points for active textual research in a classroom setting. The material in this book is classroom tested and was even developed during successive opportunities to teach courses in the Pentateuch.
 

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Contents

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VI
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VII
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VIII
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XI
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XII
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XLI
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XXXVII
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MARK MCENTIRE teaches Old Testament and Hebrew language at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. He has also taught in North Carolina, Ethiopia, and Kentucky. He is an active participant at Immanuel Baptist Church in Nashville and in other Baptist organizations.

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