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The Vision of the Priestly Narrative: Its Genre and Hermeneutics of Time
Boorer, Suzanne

Atlanta: SBL Press, 2016 pp. xv + 619. $89.95

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Description: Boorer explores the theology of an originally independent Priestly narrative (Pg), extending through GenesisĖNumbers, as a whole. In this book she describes the structure of the Priestly narrative, in particular its coherent sequential and parallel patterns. Boorer argues that at every point in the narrativeís sequential and parallel structure, it reshapes past traditions, synthesizing these with contemporary and unique elements into future visions, in a way that is akin to the timelessness of liturgical texts. The book sheds new light on what this material might have sought to accomplish as a whole, and how it might have functioned for, its original audience.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Pentateuch, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, History of Israel, Literary Approaches

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Review by Roy E. Garton
Published 1/3/2018
Citation: Roy E. Garton, review of Suzanne Boorer, The Vision of the Priestly Narrative: Its Genre and Hermeneutics of Time, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2018).


Review by Brandon Grafius
Published 1/3/2018
Citation: Brandon Grafius, review of Suzanne Boorer, The Vision of the Priestly Narrative: Its Genre and Hermeneutics of Time, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2018).


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