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Genesis and the Moses story : Israel's dual origins in the Hebrew Bible / Konrad Schmid ; translated by James D. Nogalski.

Schmid, Konrad, 1965- (Author). Nogalski, James. (Added Author).
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Subject: Bible. Old Testament > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Patriarchs (Bible)
Exodus, The.
Jews > History > To 1200 B.C.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9781575066035
  • ISBN: 1575066033
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 456 pages).
  • Publisher: Winona Lake, Ind. : Eisenbrauns, 2010.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 354-425) and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note: ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""Introduction""; ""Analytical Investigation""; ""Synthetic Reconstructions""; ""Repercussions""; ""Conclusion""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index of Authors""; ""Index of Scripture""
Summary: Konrad Schmid is a Swiss biblical scholar who belongs to a larger group of Continental researchers proposing new directions in the study of the Pentateuch. In this volume, a translation of his Erzväter und Exodus, Schmid argues that the ancestor tradition in Genesis and the Moses story in Exodus were two competing traditions of Israel's origins and were not combined until the time of the Priestly Code--that is, the early Persian period. Schmid interacts with the long tradition of European scholarship on the Hebrew Bible but departs from some of the main tenets of the Documentary Hypothesis: he argues that the pre-Priestly material in both text blocks is literarily and theologically so divergent that their present linkage is more appropriately interpreted as the result of a secondary redaction than as thematic variation stemming from J's oral prehistory. He dates Genesis-2 Kings to the Persian period and considers it a redactional work that, in its present shape, is a historical introduction to the message of future hope presented in the prophetic corpus of Isaiah-Malachi.
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