By Robert Karl Gnuse
"In this research, the made of decades of considering the Elohist, Robert Gnuse has produced a helpful consultant to the principal texts and issues of this usually ignored and underappreciated biblical writer. The Elohist is definitely deserving of better consciousness, and Gnuse is to be counseled for attractive it head-on."
--Joel Baden, Professor of Hebrew Bible, Yale University
"Robert Gnuse has again to an previous query within the severe learn of Israelite culture. He does so with clean perception and theological mind's eye. through mobilizing a large and deep array of scholarship he exposits a selected strand of the culture that at the one hand attests the transcendence of God, and at the different shows the urgency of civil disobedience. His booklet is compelling facts of ways during which severe learn of the Scriptures serves modern theological interpretation."
--Walter Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary
"Against the grain of a lot modern scholarship, Gnuse offers an impressive case for the Elohist as a seventh-century BCE resource within the Pentateuch. The research brilliantly brings the Elohist narratives to lifestyles as a northern theological reaction to the autumn of Israel in 722 BCE Gnuse additionally illustrates the theological relevance of the Elohist to fashionable readers who fight with concerns just like the hiddenness of God, the world-wide raise of refugees, and the inadequate provide of meals for plenty of humans on this planet. Biblical students and theologians alike will profit tremendously from this book."
--Stuart A. Irvine, Louisiana country University
"Robert Gnuse brings a magnificent wisdom of Pentateuchal scholarship to undergo at the long-debated query of the lifestyles and objective of the Elohist. He builds a powerful case for relating to those traditions as exact cycles of stories crafted principally in the course of the century after the Assyrian conquest to assist the exiles deal theologically with this defeat. rigorously evaluating those texts with the early prophetic and later Yahwistic traditions, Gnuse bargains an illuminating contribution to the discussion."
--Douglas A. Knight, Drucilla Moore Buffington Professor of Hebrew Bible, Emeritus, Vanderbilt University
Robert Karl Gnuse is the James C. Carter, SJ/Chase financial institution special Professor of the arts and whole Professor of Hebrew Bible at Loyola college in New Orleans, the place he has taught previous testomony and international Religions for thirty-six years. he's writer of Misunderstood Stories (Cascade Books, 2014), Trajectories of Justice (Cascade Books, 2015), and The outdated testomony and procedure Theology (Wipf & inventory, 2016).
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The Elohist: A Seventh-Century Theological Tradition by Robert Karl Gnuse