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Number of Pages: 544
Publication Date: 1995
Dimensions: 6 X 9 1/4 X 1 1/2 (inches)
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Most scholars studying the first five books of the Bible either attempt to dissect it into various pre-pentateuchal documents or, at the very least, analyze Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy as separate, self-contained documents. The Pentateuch As Narrative focuses on the narrative and literary continuity of the Pentateuch as a whole. It seeks to disclose how the original Jewish readers may have viewed this multivolume work of Moses. Its central thesis is that the Pentateuch was written from the perspective of one who had lived under the Law of the Covenant established at Mount Sinai and had seen its failure to produce genuine trust in the Lord God of Israel. In this context, the Pentateuch pointed the reader forward to the hope of the New Covenant, based on divine faithfulness. Throughout the commentary Dr. Sailhamer pays close attention to and interacts with a wide range of classical and contemporary literature on the Pentateuch, written by Jews, Catholics, and Protestants.
Christian Biehn5 Stars Out Of 5August 31, 2008Christian BiehnBrilliant. Dr. Sailhamer gives a detailed and accurate look at the Pentateuch. Best book I have ever read on the subject
Olivia Lashambae5 Stars Out Of 5February 15, 2008Olivia LashambaeThis is another good book that focus on the Lord God Almighty, Yaweh, the new Covenant/faithfulness and soft contemporary literature that is easy reading.
Britt Treece5 Stars Out Of 5January 9, 2005Britt TreeceBest commentary on the Pentateuch, period. Sailhamer pays close attention to the text and links within the narrative. His writing is clear, God-centered, and devotional. Great, great, great commentary. Get it and read up on the Pentateuch.