By Tremper Longman III, Raymond B. Dillard
This moment version of An creation to the outdated testomony integrates and interacts with fresh advancements in outdated testomony scholarship. numerous exact set it except different introductions to the outdated testomony: * it truly is completely evangelical in its viewpoint * It emphasizes 'special introduction'---the examine of person books * It interacts in an irenic spirit with the historical-critical technique * It good points issues of analysis heritage and consultant students instead of an exhaustive remedy of previous scholarship * It bargains with the that means of every publication, now not in isolation yet in a canonical context * It probes the that means of every ebook within the atmosphere of its tradition together with callouts, charts, and graphs, this article is written with a watch on figuring out the character of previous testomony historiography. This upper-level creation to the outdated testomony bargains scholars an effective knowing of 3 key concerns: old heritage, literary research, and theological message.
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EVALUATION OF THE CRITICAL APPROACH The critical approach to the Pentateuch has always found conservative resistance from both Jewish and Christian circles. Incisive attacks on the method were rendered in the nineteenth century most notably by Hengstenberg and Delitzsch (who held a modified source approach himself), and in the twentieth century by Allis, Cassuto, Kitchen, Wenham, and even more recently by Alexander. All of these works may still be read today with great profit, though their most pointed criticisms are directed at Wellhausen, many of whose distinctive views are no longer live options.
Tigay, The Evolution of the Gilgamesh Epic (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1982); L. A. Turner, “Book of Genesis,” DOTP (InterVarsity Press, 2003), 350–59; J. Van Seters, Abraham in History and Tradition (Yale University Press, 1975); idem, Prologue to History: The Yahwist as Historian in Genesis (Westminster John Knox, 1992); B. K. Waltke, “Historical Grammatical Problems,” in Hermeneutics, Inerrancy, and the Bible, ed. E. D. Radmacher and R. D. Preus (Zondervan, 1984), 69–130; G. J. Wenham, “The Date of Deuteronomy: Linchpin of Old Testament Criticism: Part II,” Themelios 11 (1985): 15–17; idem, “Genesis: An Authorship Study and Current Pentateuchal Criticism,” JSOT 42 (1988): 3–18; idem, Story as Torah: Reading the Old Testament Ethically (Baker, 2004); R.
Engnell, Critical Essays on the Old Testament, ed. J. T. Willis and H. Ringgren (London, 1970). 47 + = 48 AN INTRODUCTION TO THE OLD TESTAMENT trend away from documentary analysis is attributable to two causes: (1) problems with the method and (2) newer and more holistic approaches to the text. These two are closely related. The problems have encouraged interpreters toward a holistic reading of the text, and a holistic reading of the text accentuates the problems. Nonetheless, these two points will be described separately.