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Die Erzväter in der biblischen Tradition: Festschrift für Matthias Köckert
Hagedorn, Anselm and Henrik Pfeiffer, editors

Berlin: de Gruyter, 2009 pp. x + 379. $140.00

Series Information
Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, 400


Description: The essays compiled in this festschrift deal with different aspects of the literary genesis and the biblical and non-biblical reception of the patriarchal narratives (Gen 12-50). Besides classic literary-critical approaches, cultural anthropological and religious-historical perspectives are also discussed. Current proposals concerning the origins of the Pentateuch are subjected to critical examination and developed further. This collection of essays pays tribute to Matthias Köckert, long-standing editor of the book review in the Zeitschrift für Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft (ZAW) and commentator of the Abraham narrative.

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

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Review by Cynthia Edenburg
Published 9/18/2012
Citation: Cynthia Edenburg, review of Anselm Hagedorn and Henrik Pfeiffer, eds., Die Erzväter in der biblischen Tradition: Festschrift für Matthias Köckert, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2012).


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