In A Theological Introduction to the Pentateuch: Interpreting the Torah as Christian Scripture
, a team of fresh voices in Old Testament scholarship explores the theological dimensions of the Pentateuch and provides specific examples of theological interpretation in conversation with the church's tradition while remaining actively engaged in academic debate.
This text on the Pentateuch is unique in that it emphasizes theological reading, serving as an economically savvy supplement to traditional introductory Pentateuch texts. Each chapter introduces theological themes and issues in interpretation then offers exegesis of one or two representative passages to model theological interpretation in practice. The methodological impetus for this book is derived from Walter Mobley, a leading scholar of the last generation.
This useful text will be valued by Christian students of the Old Testament whose aim is to understand the Pentateuch both as a document of faith and as a document of unique historical literature. Each book of the Pentateuch is considered in its own right with both its individual theological themes highlighted as well as those themes which reach across the entire Pentateuch. Contributors
- Richard S. Briggs
- Joel N. Lohr
- Jo Bailey Wells
- Nathan MacDonald
- Rob Barrett
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