South African Perspectives on the Pentateuch between Synchrony and Diachrony
Le Roux, Jurie and Eckart Otto, editors
London: T&T Clark, 2007 pp. xi + 205. $140.00
Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies, 463
Description: Since the middle of the previous century the emphasis on synchronical approaches increased and the traditional historical critical understanding of the Pentateuch was put under great pressure. At the beginning of the 21st century there is much more of an awareness that both approaches must come into play. This book explores the possibilities of these views for the study of the Pentateuch. It also illuminates the way in which South Africans have reflected on this problem in the past as well as in the present.
Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Pentateuch, Literature
Review by William Johnstone
Citation: William Johnstone, review of Jurie Le Roux and Eckart Otto, eds., South African Perspectives on the Pentateuch between Synchrony and Diachrony, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2009).
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