Item description for Reading the Pentateuch: A Historical Introduction by John J. McDermott...
Overview Students of the Pentateuch have always been interested in historical questions. Were the patriarchs and matriarchs real people or literary creations? Did the exodus from Egypt take place the way it is described in the Bible? Were there twelve tribes of Israel? In this book John J. McDermott looks in a balanced way at the historical questions in the Pentateuch. He looks at not only the question of whether certain events happened, but also at when the text was written and what social or religious issues it was addressing at the time of its composition. This book covers stories in Genesis and Exodus. It looks at the often-neglected material in Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy; and is perfect text for undergraduate courses or adult Bible study.
Publishers Description This book explores in a balanced way the historical questions in the Pentateuch.
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Studio: Paulist Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.16" Width: 6.42" Height: 0.74" Weight: 0.89 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2002
Publisher Paulist Press
ISBN 0809140829 ISBN13 9780809140824
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More About John J. McDermott
McDermott is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Head of Humanities in Medicine at Texas A & M University.
John J. McDermott was born in 1960 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Texas A&M Department of Philosophy Department of Philosophy, Texas A &.