Story As Torah: Reading Old Testament Stories Ethically   -     By: Gordon J. Wenham
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Story As Torah: Reading Old Testament Stories Ethically

Baker Academic / 2003 / Paperback

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Ever wonder how you can take the Old Testament narratives and make them relevant to making choices today?

Although some of the Old Testament narratives seem to filled with the mundane, Dr. Gordon J. Wenham shows how Old Testament narratives can function as "Torah" and inform one's ethical choices. He explains how certain narrative occurrences such as the repetition of key words or themes, the overall rhetorical purpose of a book, intertextual correspondence, and key contextual indicators of mood, provide clues to the ethical message of the implied author. Using the books of Genesis and Judges as test cases, and examining texts that offer clear moral guidance as well as those in which the lesson is less obvious, this book clear explains how these texts can affect moral choices.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: Baker Academic
Publication Date: 2003
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0801027837
ISBN-13: 9780801027833
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Publisher's Description

How do the grand stories of Israel and her heroes, as well as the many seemingly mundane incidents found in these narrative stories, help guide today's readers in their daily behavior?

Renowned scholar Gordon Wenham offers Story as Torah, a succinct monograph demonstrating how Old Testament narratives can indeed function as "Torah," informing one's ethical choices. He uses the books of Genesis and Judges as test cases, working with texts that offer clear moral guidance as well as those in which the ethical teaching is at first glance dubious.

This accessible book will help seminarians, pastors, and other students of the Bible use Old Testament narratives responsibly.

Author Bio

Gordon J. Wenham (PhD, University of London) is tutor in Old Testament at Trinity College, Bristol, England, and professor emeritus of Old Testament at the University of Gloucestershire. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including commentaries on Genesis, Leviticus, and Numbers, and coeditor of the Apollos Old Testament Commentary series.

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