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A Theological Introduction to the Pentateuch: Interpreting the Torah as Christian Scripture
Briggs, Richard S. and Joel N. Lohr, editors

Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2012 pp. xiv + 210. $22.99


Description: In this concise volume, a team of fresh Old Testament voices explores the theological dimensions of the Pentateuch and provides specific examples of critically engaged theological interpretation. This Pentateuch text is unique in that it emphasizes theological reading, serving as an affordable supplement to traditional introductory Pentateuch texts. Each chapter introduces theological themes and issues in interpretation then offers exegesis of one or two representative passages to model theological interpretation in practice. This useful text will be valued by students of the Old Testament and the Pentateuch as well as pastors. It honors Walter Moberly, whose approach is played out in the book.

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

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Review by Thomas Dozeman
Published 9/5/2012
Citation: Thomas Dozeman, review of Richard S. Briggs and Joel N. Lohr, eds., A Theological Introduction to the Pentateuch: Interpreting the Torah as Christian Scripture, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2012).


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