The Book of the Torah: The Narrative Integrity of the Pentateuch

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Westminster John Knox Press, Jan 1, 1988 - Religion - 180 pages

An insightful introduction to the pentateuchal narrative, The Book of the Torah applies trends in narratology from biblical studies, systematic theology, ethics, and hermeneutics to the study of these books. Thomas Mann presents a comprehensive interpretation of the Pentateuch as a whole rather than focusing on its composite parts. While recognizing the presence of various literary sources, he emphasizes the literary and theological coherence of larger units within each of the traditional "books," discusses the ways the books are interrelated, and explores the meaning of the first five books of the Bible as part of the complete document we call the "Torah."

 

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This is a nice, to-the-point introduction to the Pentateuch. It's great to conceive of Genesis through Deuteronomy as a whole. Good insights. Enjoy. Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
GENESISThe Book of Generations
10
124a
13
46324
16
Two Murderers chap 4
19
The book of generations chap 5
21
1919
23
20119
24
Divine Visitors chaps 1819
39
Ishmael Abimelech and Isaac chaps 2021
42
The Test chap 22
44
Epilogue chaps 2324
48
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51
The Isaac Stories chap 26
52
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1022
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28
Introduction
29
271424
32
Righteousness and Subterfuge chaps 1516
34
The sign of the covenant chap 17
38
Jacob and Laban chaps 2931
57
Jacob and Esau chaps 3233
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Jacob in Shechem chap 34
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About the author (1988)

Thomas W. Mann served as Pastor of Parkway United Church of Christ in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, for over twenty years. He has taught at Converse College and Princeton Theological Seminary.

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