The Pentateuch by John Barton

The Pentateuch

EditorJohn Barton, John Muddiman

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The Oxford Bible Commentary is a Bible study and reference work for 21st century students and readers that can be read with any modern translation of the Bible. It offers verse-by-verse explanation of every book of the Bible by the world's leading biblical scholars. From its inception, OBC hasbeen designed as a completely non-denominational commentary, carefully written and edited to provide the best scholarship in a readable style for readers from all different faith backgrounds. It uses the traditional historical-critical method to search for the original meaning of the texts, but alsobrings in new perspectives and insights - literary, sociological, and cultural - to bring out the expanding meanings of these ancient writings and stimulate new discussion and further enquiry. Newly issued in a series of part volumes, the OBC is now available in an affordable and portable format for the study of specific sections of the Bible. The Pentateuch, or Torah ('the law'), comprises the first five books of the Hebrew Bible, Genesis to Deuteronomy. The Commentaries are preceded byintroductions to the Old Testament and to the Pentateuch as a whole.

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John Barton is Oriel and Laing Professor of the interpretation of Holy Scripture at the University of Oxford. Dr. John Muddiman is G. B. Caird Fellow in New Testament Studies at Mansfield College, University of Oxford.
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Title:The PentateuchFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.07 inPublished:May 22, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199580243

ISBN - 13:9780199580248

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Table of Contents

1. General Introduction2. John Barton: Introduction to the Old Testament3. G. I. Davies: Introduction to the Pentateuch4. R. N. Whybray: Genesis5. Walter Houston: Exodus6. Lester L. Grabbe: Leviticus7. Terence E. Fretheim: Numbers8. Christoph Bultmann: Deuteronomy

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