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Mirages in the Desert: The Tradition-Historical Developments of the Story of Massah-Meribah
Garton, Roy E.

Berlin: de Gruyter, 2017 pp. xvi + 316. $140.00

Series Information
Beihefte zur Zeitschrift fŁr die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, 492


Description: The story of Massah-Meribah is a pluriform tradition within the Hebrew Bible. This book uses redaction analysis to assess diachronically the six reminiscences of this tradition within Deuteronomy and thereby reconstruct the formative stages of this story's tradition history. A redactional study of the tradition's narratives in Exod 17:1-7 and Num 20:1-13 corroborates these stages and carries implications for the formation of the Pentateuch.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Pentateuch, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Form, Tradition and Redaction Criticism

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Review by David Frankel
Published 4/18/2019
Citation: David Frankel, review of Roy E. Garton, Mirages in the Desert: The Tradition-Historical Developments of the Story of Massah-Meribah, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2019).


Review by Brandon R. Grafius
Published 1/16/2020
Citation: Brandon R. Grafius, review of Roy E. Garton, Mirages in the Desert: The Tradition-Historical Developments of the Story of Massah-Meribah, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2020).


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