Introduction to the Pentateuch makes sense of the current muddle in Pentateuchal studies by elucidating the contents and themes of the first five books of the Bible. R. Norman Whybray analyzes the literary, historical, and sociological approaches to Pentateuchal criticism, and stresses the meaning of the Pentateuch and its canonical form, yet remains sensitive to its literary merit, theological import and compelling power.
R. Norman Whybray(1923-1998) was the former professor emeritus of Hebrew and Old Testament studies at the University of Hull in England.
Whybray provides a straightforward introduction to the contents and themes of the first five books of the Bible. Designed as an entry-level textbook for colleges and seminaries, this volume makes sense of the current muddle in Pentateuchal studies and introduces students to the contributions of earlier scholars in the field. Whybray stresses the meaning of the Pentateuch in its canonical form while remaining sensitive to its literary merit, theological import, and compelling power.
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