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Inconsistency in the Torah : ancient literary convention and the limits of source criticism

Author: Joshua Berman
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   eBook : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Rather than viewing inconsistencies in the Torah as signs of revision, this book identifies precursors for these phenomena in ancient Near Eastern writings. It claims that Enlightenment and German historicist influences corrupted critical study of the Bible, and calls for a return to the more modest agenda set out by Spinoza"--
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua Berman
ISBN: 9780190658809 0190658800
OCLC Number: 1156743957
Description: xi, 307 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Inconsistency in narrative --
Inconsistency in law --
Renewing pentateuchal criticism.
Responsibility: Joshua A. Berman.

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Berman's book is a helpful foray into the area of 'biblical criticism criticism.' * Rachel Slutsky, Reading Religion * [A] a scintillating work that manages to challenge nearly every received canon Read more...

 
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