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The Books of Moses revisited

Author: Paul Lawrence
Publisher: Eugene, Or. : Wipf & Stock, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : English
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Who wrote the first five books of the Bible? Does it really matter who did? The Books of Moses Revisited explores this question by comparing the covenants of Exodus/Leviticus and Deuteronomy with the inter-state treaties of the late second millennium BC. Some compelling similarities come to light, both in the pattern adopted and in many small details. Lawrence clearly demonstrates this with many examples and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Lawrence
ISBN: 9781610974172 1610974174
OCLC Number: 756608593
Description: xv, 172 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Moses and the Pentateuch --
The world of Moses --
Genesis --
Patterns in Pentateuchal covenants and the late second millennium Hittite treaties --
Detail, detail : the heart of the matter --
Therest of the Pentateuch --
On kidnapping, oxwn, and fruit trees : a few specific laws --
Wider horizons : a comparison with epic poems of the ancient world --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Paul Lawrence.

Abstract:

Who wrote the first five books of the Bible? Does it really matter who did? The Books of Moses Revisited explores this question by comparing the covenants of Exodus/Leviticus and Deuteronomy with the inter-state treaties of the late second millennium BC. Some compelling similarities come to light, both in the pattern adopted and in many small details. Lawrence clearly demonstrates this with many examples and diagrams, yet without assuming that readers possess a detailed knowledge of ancient history and linguistics. Despite the entrenchment of the widely held theory--the so-called Documentary Hypothesis--that the first five books of the Bible were the product of an anonymous editor living many centuries after Moses, this book argues that the first five books of the Bible bear many hallmarks of being late second millennium BC compositions and that Moses should not be ruled out as being the author. The book also explores how several ancient texts--the Egyptian Story of Sinuhe, the Mesopotamian Epic of Gilgamesh, and Homer's Iliad and Odyssey--were transmitted in antiquity and suggests that a similar process also lies behind the transmission of the first five books of the Bible.
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