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Reading the Law: Studies in Honour of Gordon J. Wenham
McConville, J. G. and Karl Möller, editors

London: T&T Clark, 2007 pp. xx + 319. $140.00

Series Information
Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies, 461


Description: The book is a Festschrift for Prof. Gordon Wenham. Its chosen theme is intended to reflect his central interests in his long career of writing on the Old Testament, in which he has exemplified the highest standards of scholarship, but also written for practitioners of biblical interpretation. The topic of 'reading the law' has three aspects which will be treated by the various contributions, namely: 1. Reading the Pentateuch: Pentateuchal criticism, narrative readings, rhetorical-critical readings; 2. Reading the Law: the law codes in historical and/or literary context, anthropological readings, the law in relation to prophets, wisdom, worship; 3. Reading the Bible ethically: e.g. ethics of marriage, war. Contributors Prof. John Barton (Oxford University) Prof. Hugh Williamson (Oxford University) Prof. Ronald Clements (London University) Prof. Robert Gordon (Cambridge University) Prof. John Rogerson (Sheffield University) Prof. Raymond Westbrook (Johns Hopkins University) Prof. Alan Millard (Liverpool University) Dr. Walter Moberly (Durham University) Prof. Richard Hess (Denver Seminary) Prof. Nobuyoshi Kiuchi (Tokyo Christian University) Prof. Craig Bartholomew (Redeemer University College) Dr. Desmond Alexander (Queen's University, Belfast) Dr. Thomas Renz (Oak Hill College) Dr. Robin Parry (Paternoster Press) Dr. Pekka PitkSnen (University of Gloucestershire) Dr. Paul Barker (Holy Trinity Church, Doncaster, Victoria)

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

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Review by Eckart Otto
Published 2/9/2009
Citation: Eckart Otto, review of J. G. Mcconville and Karl Möller, eds., Reading the Law: Studies in Honour of Gordon J. Wenham, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2009).


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