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The documentary hypothesis and the composition of the Pentateuch : eight lectures

Author: Umberto Cassuto
Publisher: Jerusalem [Israel] ; New York [N.Y.] : Shalem Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a series of eight lectures delivered in Jerusalem in 1940, renowned Israeli scholar Umberto Moshe David Cassuto destroys Wellhausen's Documentary Hypothesis, the theory that the text of the Pentateuch was edited from four independent source-documents. This work remains a classic in the field of biblical studies. Summary in form and popular in presentation, it provides a masterful exposition of the documentary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Umberto Cassuto
ISBN: 9657052351 9789657052358
OCLC Number: 69136046
Notes: Translation of: Torat ha-teʻudot ve-siduram shel sifre ha-Torah.
Description: xxix, 142 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Lecture 1. The documentary hypothesis and its criteria --
Lecture 2. The Divine names --
Lecture 3. More about the Divine names --
Lecture 4. language and style --
Lecture 5. Contradictions and divergences of view --
Lecture 6. Duplications and repetitions --
Lecture 7. The composite sections --
Lecture 8. Conclusions.
Other Titles: Torat ha-teʻudot ve-siduram shel sifre ha-Torah.
Documentary hypothesis
Responsibility: by Umberto Cassuto ; with an introduction by Joshua A. Berman ; translated from the Hebrew by Israel Abrahams.

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Serves as a valuable introduction to Cassuto's illuminating commentaries on the Pentateuch, in which he emerges as one of the most original modern biblical exegetes.  Read more...

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