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Herbet M. Wolf (B.A., Wheaton College; M.A., Ph.D., Brandeis University; Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary) was associate professor of Old Testament at Wheaton Graduate School, Wheaton, Illinois.
Number of Pages: 332
Vendor: Moody Publishers
Publication Date: 2007
|Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)|
Series: Moody Introduction to the OT
Dictionary of the Old Testament Pentateuch: A Compendium of Contemporary Biblical ScholarshipEdited by T. Desmond Alexander & David W. BakerInterVarsity Press / 2002 / Hardcover$38.49 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 6 Reviews
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The PentateuchGenesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomyare the vital first books in the Bible. Understanding their scope, meaning, and events is integral to understanding the whole of Scripture.
In An Introduction to the Old Testament Pentateuch, Old Testament expert Herbert Wolf offers layreaders and scholars alike a solid introduction to the Pentateuch, going deep where he needs to while still providing a graspable overview.
Wolf first addresses the overarching themes that flow through the Pentateuch, giving special attention to Moses as its author. He then addresses each book specifically, covering topics such as purpose, context, and literary structure. He also explores critical issues specific to each book, like:
Genesisthe meaning of "day" in Genesis 1:12:3; the extent of the flood; the Abrahamic covenant; the Joseph narrative
Exodusthe significance of the plagues; Passover; the date of the Exodus; the Ten Commandments
Leviticusmeaning of the sacrificial system; the roles of priests and Levites; the Day of Atonement
Numbersthe twelve tribes; forty years in the wilderness; Balaam; preparation for the Promised Land
Deuteronomythe "Shema;" covenant curses; the promise of blessing
R. Greene4 Stars Out Of 5January 2, 2009R. GreeneWolf has authored a very well written study on the Pentateuch. This was the textbook used in Bible College class. He handles the literary, historical and apologetics of the Books properly. There was good insights offered on more prominent passages. This book is written technically without being so scholarly as to limited the ability and enjoyment of reading of Moses' works. A very good start on studying the Pentateuch.