The Pentateuch: An Introduction to the First Five Books of the Bible

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Doubleday, 1992 - Religion - 273 pages
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The only one-volume comprehensive and up-to-date look at the first five books of the Bible, where they came from, and how they came to be. From Adam and Eve in the Garden to Noah's fantastic voyage in the Ark to Moses' parting of the Red Sea, these first books contain the most important and memorable stories in Western civilization.

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Contents

Two Centuries of Pentateuchal Scholarship
1
11126
54
275026
98
From Egypt to Canaan
134
Sinai Covenant and Law
183
Concluding Reflections
229
Abbreviations
244
Subject Index
265
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About the author (1992)

JOSEPH BLENKINSOPP is John A. O'Brien Professor of Biblical Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Educated at the University of London and Oxford, Blenkinsopp is a past president of the Catholic Biblical Association. He has received the National Religious Book Award for his highly acclaimed Prophecy and Canon. He is currently working on a two-volume set on Isaiah for the Anchor Bible Commentary series. He lives in South Bend, Indiana.


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