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Yoreh, Tzemah L.

The First Book of God

Series:Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 402

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    May 2010
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    In this book the author thoroughly examines the pentateuchal elohistic source, its structural unity and its relationship to the yahwistic source. His conclusions differ considerably from the accepted paradigm in the following ways: 1) In contrast to current scholarly opinions, it is assumed that E is the first basic pentateuchal source and that it predates J. J functions as E’s first supplementary redactor– much as F. M. Cross, among others, conceived of P’s redaction of J. 2) The name “Elohim” is used exclusively by the elohistic source even after Exodus 3 while the verses in Exodus 3 revealing Yahweh’s name can be shown to be later additions. 3) Instead of the fragmentary source described by scholars, this study demonstrates the literary unity of E.

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    xii, 293 pages
    Type of Publication:
    Pentateuch; Redaction History; Biblical Literature; Biblical Criticism

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    Tzemah L. Yoreh, American Jewish University, CA, USA.

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