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The Formation of the Pentateuch: Bridging the Academic Cultures of Europe, Israel, and North America
Gertz, Jan C., Bernard M. Levinson, Dalit Rom-Shiloni and Konrad Schmid, editors

Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2016 pp. xi + 1204. €269.00

Series Information
Forschungen zum Alten Testament, 111


Description: The Pentateuch lies at the heart of the Western humanities. Yet despite nearly two centuries of scholarship, its historical origins and its literary history are still a subject of intense discussion. Critical scholarship has isolated multiple layers of tradition, inconsistent laws, and narratives that could only have originated from separate communities within ancient Israel, and were joined together at a relatively late stage by a process of splicing and editing. In effect, a number of independent scholarly discourses have emerged. Each centers on the Pentateuch, each operates with its own set of working assumptions, and each is confident of its own claims. This volume seeks to stimulate international discussion about the Pentateuch in order to help the discipline move toward a set of shared assumptions and a common discourse. Contributors: Reinhard Achenbach, Rainer Albertz, Yairah Amit, Joel S. Baden, Richard J. Bautch, Erhard Blum, Mark J. Boda, David M. Carr, Sidnie White Crawford, Thomas B. Dozeman, Cynthia Edenburg, Angela Roskop Erisman, Israel Finkelstein, Karin Finsterbusch, Georg Fischer, Tova Ganzel, Jan Christian Gertz, Shimon Gesundheit, David Ben-Gad HaCohen, Sara Japhet, Jan Joosten, John Kessler, Itamar Kislev, Ariel Kopilovitz, Reinhard G. Kratz, Armin Lange, Christoph Levin, Bernard M. Levinson, Risa Levitt Kohn, Michael A. Lyons, Noam Mizrahi, Christophe Nihan, Frank H. Polak, Christopher Rollston, Dalit Rom-Shiloni, Thomas Romer, Konrad Schmid, William Schniedewind, Baruch J. Schwartz, Jean Louis Ska, Benjamin Sommer, Jean-Pierre Sonnet, Jeffrey Stackert, Marvin A. Sweeney, James W. Watts, Markus Witte, Jakob Wohrle, David P. Wright, Molly M. Zahn

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Pentateuch, Literature

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Review by Reinhard Müller
Published 1/2/2019
Citation: Reinhard Müller, review of Jan C. Gertz, Bernard M. Levinson, Dalit Rom-Shiloni, and Konrad Schmid, eds., The Formation of the Pentateuch: Bridging the Academic Cultures of Europe, Israel, and North America, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2019).


Review by Mark S. Smith
Published 1/2/2019
Citation: Mark S. Smith, review of Jan C. Gertz, Bernard M. Levinson, Dalit Rom-Shiloni, and Konrad Schmid, eds., The Formation of the Pentateuch: Bridging the Academic Cultures of Europe, Israel, and North America, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2019).


Review by Edward Greenstein
Published 1/2/2019
Citation: Edward Greenstein, review of Jan C. Gertz, Bernard M. Levinson, Dalit Rom-Shiloni, and Konrad Schmid, eds., The Formation of the Pentateuch: Bridging the Academic Cultures of Europe, Israel, and North America, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2019).


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