By Tremper Longman III, Raymond B. Dillard
This moment variation of An creation to the outdated testomony integrates and interacts with contemporary advancements in previous testomony scholarship. numerous targeted set it except different introductions to the previous testomony: * it's completely evangelical in its viewpoint * It emphasizes 'special introduction'---the examine of person books * It interacts in an irenic spirit with the historical-critical procedure * It good points issues of study background and consultant students instead of an exhaustive therapy of prior scholarship * It offers with the which means of every ebook, no longer in isolation yet in a canonical context * It probes the which means of every ebook within the surroundings of its tradition together with callouts, charts, and graphs, this article is written with an eye fixed on knowing the character of previous testomony historiography. This upper-level advent to the outdated testomony bargains scholars an outstanding knowing of 3 key concerns: old heritage, literary research, and theological message.
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Scullian (Augsburg, 1984–86). Monographs and Articles T. D. Alexander, Abraham in the Negev: A Source-Critical Study of Genesis 20:1– 22:19 (Paternoster, 1997); O. T. Allis, The Five Books of Moses (Presbyterian and Reformed, 1943); R. Alter, The Art of Biblical Narrative (Basic Books, 1981); idem, “Harold Bloom’s ‘J’,” Commentary 90 (1990), 28–33; J. Barton, Reading the Old Testament (Westminster, 1984); H. Blocher, In the Beginning: The Opening Chapters of Genesis (InterVarsity Press, 1984); H.
47 + = 48 AN INTRODUCTION TO THE OLD TESTAMENT trend away from documentary analysis is attributable to two causes: (1) problems with the method and (2) newer and more holistic approaches to the text. These two are closely related. The problems have encouraged interpreters toward a holistic reading of the text, and a holistic reading of the text accentuates the problems. Nonetheless, these two points will be described separately. Problems Recent years have witnessed a surge of skepticism about the documentary hypothesis (Kikawada and Quinn; Whybray; Alexander).
Is there unity to the Old Testament message or is there irreconcilable diversity (see most recently the excellent work by Enns )? This question has 35 + = 36 AN INTRODUCTION TO THE OLD TESTAMENT been at the center of recent theological inquiry into the Old Testament. Indeed, it is a question that has also been of critical importance to the wider discipline of biblical theology. There have been many attempts, even in recent years, to present the theology of the Old Testament (Hasel). Among recent evangelical writers, this impulse has often taken the form of the study of one central motif under which, it is thought, the whole message of the Old Testament can be explained.
An Introduction to the Old Testament, 2nd Edition by Tremper Longman III, Raymond B. Dillard