By Suzanne Boorer
During this examine, Suzanne Boorer offers a method of comparing many of the present and conflicting paradigms for the formation of the Pentateuch, through interpreting chosen texts in Genesis to Numbers that specific Yahweh's oath of the land to the ancestors, as a way to ascertain their relative degrees with regards to their surrounding contexts, when it comes to one another, and with regards to their parallels in Deuteronomy. The findings more often than not help Wellhausen's perception, and a few element of Noth's. Of attainable curiosity to these learning the ancient reconstruction, hermeneutics, or theology of the outdated testomony.
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History of Interpretation of Genesis-Kings 27 from the Deuteronoraistic History: Genesis - Numbers(Joshua) is a literary extension of the Deuteronomistic History. Therefore, as in the first paradigm the process of formation is one of literary expansion of a literary work that portrays a sequential 'history'; but almost in reverse to the first paradigm this is as the addition of a preface to the Deuteronomistic History rather than an extension of the Hexateuch forward by gradual supplementation in many stages.
Approach 37 13:5,11; 32:13; 33:1; Num 11:12; 14:23; 32:11. 2. Justification The justification for narrowing the focus to these particular texts lies in two areas: the occurrence and distribution of this expression in the biblical text; and the direction scholarship has taken with regard to the promise of the land, of which the oath of the land is one expression. 1.
34 It was composed by an author in pre-monarchical times (eleventh century) in the vicinity of Shechem. This narrative represents the 32 33 34 Judges, a one stage Deuteronomistic expansion in Samuel, and two Deuteronomistic hands, either two authors or an author and a supplementer, in Kings. It should be noted here also that the views of G. von Rad, writing also in this general period (1938-1950's) in some ways lie close to this position. See G. ; Old Testament Theology I, 334-347. Von Rad holds to a Hexateuch.