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The Meaning of the Pentateuch

Discussion in 'Books & Publications Forum' started by Deacon, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. Deacon

    Deacon Well-Known Member
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    Aug 23, 2002
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    The Meaning of the Pentateuch, Revelation, Composition and Interpretation

    by John H. Sailhamer, Professor of Old Testament Theology at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary
    IVP Academic
    632 pages – Softcover

    John Sailhamer communicates difficult information in an easy to understand manner.
    His book helps to answer many questions that I've been researching for years.
    It will change the way you read the Hebrew Scriptures and bring life into the 'old book'.

    InterVarsity Press provides a sample of the book (below) at their web site. It is a full study in itself. You've really have to read it.




    Introduction [LINK]

    Part One: Approaching the Text as Revelation
    1 Understanding the Nature and Goal of Old Testament Theology
    2 Finding the Author's Verbal Meaning
    3 What Is the "Historical Meaning" of Biblical Texts?
    4 Finding the Big Idea in the Final Composition of the Text

    Part Two: Rediscovering the Composition of the Pentateuch Within the Tanak5 Textual Strategies Within the Tanak
    6 The Composition of the Pentateuch
    7 Exploring the Composition of Legal Material in the Pentateuch

    Part Three: Interpreting the Theology of the Pentateuch
    8 The Nature of Covenant and Blessing in the Pentateuch
    9 Is There a "Biblical Jesus" of the Pentateuch?
    10 The Purpose of Mosaic Law in the Pentateuch
    11 The Theme of Salvation in the Pentateuch


    #1 Deacon, Mar 1, 2010
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  2. Marcia

    Marcia Active Member

    May 12, 2004
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    My NT Prof recommended Sailhamer's NIV Compact Bible Dictionary (although the prof actually prefers the NASB to the NIV) in our NT2 class. He kept saying how helpful it is and what a good job Sailhamer does in summarizing the books of the Bible and how we should get it. I do have it although I've only used it for some NT books so far.

    So I imagine that this book is probably really worth having.