A Farewell to the Yahwist. The Composition of the Pentateuch by Thomas B. Dozeman, Konrad Schmid

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By Thomas B. Dozeman, Konrad Schmid

Because the guaranteed effects of scholarship are hardly ever sure, it may come as no shock that the classical formula of the Documentary speculation has over again been referred to as into query. although, many North American students are unexpected with the paintings of a brand new iteration of ecu students who're advancing another view of the compositional historical past of the Pentateuch. A starting to be consensus in Europe argues that the bigger blocks of pentateuchal culture, in particular the tales of the patriarchs and Moses, weren't redactionally associated earlier than the Priestly Code, because the J speculation indicates, yet existed part by way of part as autonomous, rival myths of Israel s origins. This quantity makes on hand either the newest ecu scholarship at the Pentateuch and its severe dialogue, supplying a worthwhile source and fostering additional discussion among North American and ecu interpreters. The individuals are Erhard Blum, David M. Carr, Thomas B. Dozeman, Jan Christian Gertz, Christoph Levin, Albert de Pury, Thomas Christian Roemer, Konrad Schmid, and John Van Seters.

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14. See the contribution of Jan Christian Gertz in this volume. 15. See esp. Erhard Blum, Die Komposition der Vätergeschichte (WMANT 57; NeukirchenVluyn: Neukirchener, 1984). 16. Cf. the chart in Rendtorff, Das überlieferungsgeschichtliche Problem, 42. 17. Christoph Levin, Der Jahwist (FRLANT 157; Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1993), 45–46 regards Exod 1:9 (lwdg ywg) as the fulfillment of Gen 12:2 (Mwc(w br […] M() despite the incongruencies in the formulations. 34 a farewell to the yahwist?

Erzväter und Exodus, 172–86. 31. Der Jahwist, 151; idem, “Jahwe und Abraham im Dialog: Gen 15,” in Witte, Gott und Mensch im Dialog, 237–57. 32. Das Deuteronomium im Pentateuch und Hexateuch (FAT 30; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2000), 219–20. 33. , Abschied vom Jahwisten, 119–56, 143–44. 34. , Abschied vom Jahwisten, 63–81. He detects a basic layer in Gen 15:1*, 2a, 4–10, 17–18 that contains critical allusions to the exodus and Sinai (esp. vv. 7, 17–18) and has most likely been written within the frame of a patriarchal narrative that stands in competition with the Exodus tradition.

Levin, Jahwist, 399–408. 68. Noth, History of Pentateuchal Traditions, 238. 24 a farewell to the yahwist? attributed to the Yahwist a “nomadic ideal,” the Yahwist of von Rad celebrates on the contrary the accomplishment of the promise of the land under the reigns of David and Solomon. 71 But unlike von Rad, who saw in the land promises the legitimation of the “Solomonic empire,” Levin’s Yahwist is legitimating Jewish life outside the land, especially in presenting the patriarchs as strangers in the land in which they are living.

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