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Albertz, Rainer
Wöhrle, Jakob, editor

Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2018 pp. xi + 533. $194.00

Series Information
Forschungen zum Alten Testament, 117

Description: Published in German. Twenty-one studies dedicated to the composition and redaction of the Pentateuch and the Hexateuch, written over ten years as part of the Münster Old Testament scholar Rainer Albertz's work on his Exodus Commentary, are gathered in this volume. Five of them were previously unpublished, while a further eight were revised and translated for their first appearance in German. The problem-orientated approach taken reveals a model for the emergence of the Pentateuch that could replace the classical three-source theory. A concluding overview makes it easier to gauge the model's effectiveness by assigning the texts dealt with to the identifiable tradition- and redaction-historical development stages of the Pentateuch.

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

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Review by Jean Louis Ska
Published 12/5/2019
Citation: Jean Louis Ska, review of Rainer Albertz; Jakob Wöhrle, ed., Pentateuchstudien, Review of Biblical Literature [] (2019).

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