By Thomas B. Dozemann

The Pentateuch is either the literary capstone and the critical center of the Hebrew biblical canon. It includes some of the most sensible identified and so much influential literary texts of global literature. an organization end of biblical study is that the sweeping narrative of the Pentateuch that starts with production and concludes with the dying of Moses used to be no longer composed via one writer, yet is the results of a literary technique that came about over countless numbers of years.

Yet there is still major debate between foreign researchers at the composition of the Pentateuch. the current quantity includes a selection of articles from a world convention in Zürich that introduced jointly top voices from North the US, Europe, and Israel to judge the current country of analysis at the composition of the Pentateuch. the purpose of the convention was once to elucidate adjustments in technique and to spot issues of convergence within the current kingdom of pentateuchal examine as a foundation for additional discussion.

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R. ; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 1964); R. E. FRIEDMAN, The Bible With Sources Revealed (San Francisco: Harper, 2003). 30 Joel S. BADEN, J, E, and the Redaction of the Pentateuch (FAT 68; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2009), esp. 27–36. 31 My sincere thanks to Professors Joel S. Baden, Jeffrey Stackert, and Konrad Schmid for their assistance in the preparation of this study, and to the Israel Science Foundation for its generous support of my ongoing pentateuchal research. Has European Scholarship Abandoned the Documentary Hypothesis?

Daniels, U. Gleßmer, and M. Rösel; Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Verlag, 1991), 287– Has European Scholarship Abandoned the Documentary Hypothesis? ” He describes his position regarding P as follows: … the compositional elements were not immediately added to the main text, but were drafted “on their own” (albeit knowing the tradition which was to be reworked). ” Regarding P, European scholars would generally agree on what Axel Graupner, one of the few German-speaking defenders of E, mistakenly points out as the basic argument for his conviction that E was an independent source over against newer alternative approaches in European scholarship: With regard to methodology, the diverse redactional and composition-critical approaches are not more than a resumption of the Fragmentary or Supplementary Hypothesis, Methodisch betrachtet, handelt es sich bei den verschiedenen redaktions- und kompositionsgeschichtlichen Ansätzen jedoch lediglich um modifizierte Wiederaufnahmen der Fragmen- 308, here 287; John Adney EMERTON, “The Priestly Writer in Genesis,” JTS 39 (1988): 381– 400, here 396–98; Christian STREIBERT, Schöpfung bei Deuterojesaja und in der Priesterschrift: Eine vergleichende Untersuchung zu Inhalt und Funktion schöpfungstheologischer Aussagen in exilisch-nachexilischer Zeit (BEATAJ 8; Frankfurt a.

42 The Pentateuch in Current Research: Consensus and Debate* REINHARD G. ”1 This statement by Erhard Blum can be regarded as a central question for current pentateuchal research. 4 * English translation by Anselm C. Hagedorn (Berlin). Erhard BLUM, “Pentateuch – Hexateuch – Enneateuch? ” in Les dernières rédactions du Pentateuque, de l’Hexateuque et de l’Ennéateuque (ed. T. Römer and K. ” 2 Reinhard G. KRATZ, Die Komposition der erzählenden Bücher des Alten Testaments: Grundwissen der Bibelkritik (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2000); ET: The Composition of the Narrative Books of the Old Testament (trans.

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