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The Samaritan Pentateuch: An Introduction to Its Origin, History, and Significance for Biblical Studies
Anderson, Robert T. and Terry Giles

Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2012 pp. x + 225. $27.95


Description: The Samaritan Pentateuch (SP) is the sacred scripture of the Samaritans, a tenacious religious community made famous by Jesus' Good Samaritan story that persists to this day. Not so widely known is the impact of the SP outside the Samaritan community. Recently there has been a resurgence of interest in this scripture, as evidenced by several translations of the SP as well as reference in Qumran scroll studies to the SP or an SP-like tradition in an effort to describe some of the textual evidence present in the scrolls. This volume presents a general introduction to and overview of the SP, suitable for a course text and as a reference tool for the professional scholar.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible / Old Testament, Pentateuch, Ancient Near East, Other ANE Literature, Literature


Review by Magnar Kartveit
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Published 5/8/2013
Citation: Magnar Kartveit, review of Robert T. Anderson and Terry Giles, The Samaritan Pentateuch: An Introduction to Its Origin, History, and Significance for Biblical Studies, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2013).


Review by Reinhard Pummer
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Published 5/8/2013
Citation: Reinhard Pummer, review of Robert T. Anderson and Terry Giles, The Samaritan Pentateuch: An Introduction to Its Origin, History, and Significance for Biblical Studies, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2013).


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