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Introduction to Reading the Pentateuch
Ska, Jean-Louis
Dominique, Pascale, translator

Winona Lake, Ind.: Eisenbrauns, 2006 pp. xvi + 285. $32.95


Description: When Jean Louis Ska's Introduzione alla lettura del Pentateuco was first published in Italy, it was quickly hailed as the most attractive and usable introduction to the Pentateuch to appear in modern times. This English translation has been completely reviewed and updated (including the bibliography) by Ska. Among the book's many strengths are its close attention to the ways in which modern cultural history has affected Pentateuchal interpretation, attention to providing the kinds of examples that are helpful to students, presentation of a good balance between the history of interpretation and the data of the text, and the clarity of Ska's writing. For both students and scholars, many consider this book the best contemporary introduction to the Pentateuch.

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

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Review by Reinhard Achenbach
Published 3/21/2009
Citation: Reinhard Achenbach, review of Jean-Louis Ska, Introduction to Reading the Pentateuch, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2009).


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