A Farewell to the Yahwist. The Composition of the Pentateuch by Thomas B. Dozeman, Konrad Schmid

By Thomas B. Dozeman, Konrad Schmid

Because the guaranteed effects of scholarship are not often definite, it's going to come as no shock that the classical formula of the Documentary speculation has another time been known as into query. even though, many North American students are surprising with the paintings of a brand new iteration of eu students who're advancing another view of the compositional historical past of the Pentateuch. A turning out to be consensus in Europe argues that the bigger blocks of pentateuchal culture, in particular the tales of the patriarchs and Moses, weren't redactionally associated sooner than the Priestly Code, because the J speculation indicates, yet existed facet by means of aspect as self reliant, rival myths of Israel s origins. This quantity makes to be had either the latest ecu scholarship at the Pentateuch and its severe dialogue, offering a invaluable source and fostering additional discussion among North American and ecu interpreters. The participants are Erhard Blum, David M. Carr, Thomas B. Dozeman, Jan Christian Gertz, Christoph Levin, Albert de Pury, Thomas Christian Roemer, Konrad Schmid, and John Van Seters.

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Emerton; VTSup 43; Leiden: Brill, 1991), 78–96, 82. 62. Reading the Fractures of Genesis, 271. 63. Horst Seebass, Genesis III: Josephsgeschichte (37,1–50,26) (Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener, 2000), 211. 64. Reinhard Gregor Kratz, Die Komposition der erzählenden Bücher des Alten Testaments: Grundwissen der Bibelkritik (Uni-Taschenbücher 2157; Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2000), 243, 281. 65. “Geschichte als Erfahrung,” 147–80, 150–51. 66. Missing on page 211 but not disputed on page 122 as P (on page 117: 5b–7).

3. 61. Albert de Pury, “Le cycle de Jacob comme légende autonome des origines d’Israël,” in Con­ gress Volume: Leuven, 1989 (ed. J. A. Emerton; VTSup 43; Leiden: Brill, 1991), 78–96, 82. 62. Reading the Fractures of Genesis, 271. 63. Horst Seebass, Genesis III: Josephsgeschichte (37,1–50,26) (Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener, 2000), 211. 64. Reinhard Gregor Kratz, Die Komposition der erzählenden Bücher des Alten Testaments: Grundwissen der Bibelkritik (Uni-Taschenbücher 2157; Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2000), 243, 281.

68. Noth, History of Pentateuchal Traditions, 238. 24 a farewell to the yahwist? attributed to the Yahwist a “nomadic ideal,” the Yahwist of von Rad celebrates on the contrary the accomplishment of the promise of the land under the reigns of David and Solomon. 71 But unlike von Rad, who saw in the land promises the legitimation of the “Solomonic empire,” Levin’s Yahwist is legitimating Jewish life outside the land, especially in presenting the patriarchs as strangers in the land in which they are living.

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