Book , Print in English , Hebrew

The composition of the Pentateuch : renewing the documentary hypothesis

Joel S. Baden.
  • New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2012.
  • x, 378 pages ; 25 cm.
Subjects
Genre
  • Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Series
Summary
  • For well over two centuries the question of the composition of the Pentateuch has been among the most central and hotly debated issues in the field of biblical studies. In this book, Joel Baden presents a fresh and comprehensive argument for the Documentary Hypothesis. Critically engaging both older and more recent scholarship, he fundamentally revises and reorients the classical model of the formation of the Pentateuch. Interweaving historical and methodological chapters with detailed textual case studies, Baden provides a critical introduction to the history of Pentateuchal scholarship, discussions on the most pressing issues in the current debate, and a practical model for the study of the biblical text.
Contents
  • The sale of Joseph, Genesis 37:18-36
  • The documentary hypothesis. The sale of Joseph, Genesis 37:18-36
  • Continuity; the J source. A complaint in the wilderness, Numbers 11
  • Coherence: the E source
  • Complementarity: the D source. The revolt in the wilderness, Numbers 16
  • Completeness : the P source. The Israelites at the sea, Exodus 14
  • Compilation : the combining of the sources. Jacob returns to Bethel, Genesis 35
  • Renewing the documentary hypothesis.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-348) and index.
  • Language: Includes text of the Pentateuch in Hebrew and English.
Additional form
ISBN
  • 9780300152630
  • 0300152639
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2011034207
  • OCLC: 747385712
  • OCLC: 747385712