Essays in Pentateuchal criticism

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byHarold Marcus Wiener

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...that they never went to Sinai at all, but spent that time also at Kadesh. All the sources agree in making the Israelites go to Sinai: and the theophany there is the dominant and central fact of their whole history. All the sources agree in making the Israelites sojourn only a short time at Kadesh, and wander for the bulk of the forty years. What further proof could any higher critic require that the Israelites were never at Sinai or that they spent the best part of the forty years at Kadesh? As we are to deal with a chain of difficulties that at first sight might appear to be unrelated, we find it impossible to follow our usual procedure of setting out the critical case first and then demolishing it. In this instance we must first prove that the critical and traditional views are alike untenable, and then set up our own case. When we have established that, we can return to the critics and show how at all points it answers their criticism. But, as an introduction to the subject, we may quote from Dr. Gray an account of the critical view of the sojourn in the Wilderness. He is commenting on the words " in the first month " in Numbers xx. la:--".... the number of the year has been omitted deliberately. ln all probability it was the fortieth; for (1) the event to be related is given as the reason why Moses and Aaron, who had led the people all through their wanderings, are cut off just before the entrance into Canaan (ver. 22-29 xxvii 12-14, Dt. xxxii 48-52 (P), and Dt. xxxiv (bo far as it is derived from P)); (2) In chap, xxxiii, which, though not derived from, is dominated by Pe, the wilderness of Zin1 is the station next before Mount Hor, where 1 ln this and other instances, we have accommodated Dr. Gray's spelling of Hebrew names to...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...that they never went to Sinai at all, but spent that time also at Kadesh. All the sources agree in making the I...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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