Robert Karl Gnuse's The Elohist: A Seventh-Century Theological Tradition PDF

By Robert Karl Gnuse

although many elderly testomony students favor not to talk of the Elohist resource within the Pentateuch, Gnuse seeks to protect the life of this pentateuchal culture via responding to scholarly critics, separating texts belonging to the resource and supplying a theological evaluation of those texts. Dream experiences in old close to jap texts from the 7th and 6th centuries BCE endure impressive familiarity with the biblical dream reviews within the Elohist. Prophetic narratives within the books of Samuel and Kings seem to have encouraged the next production of the Elohist narratives within the Pentateuch. therefore, Gnuse situates the Elohist culture within the 7th century BCE after the autumn of the kingdom of Israel within the north in 722 BCE, that's a later date than students have attributed to this resource long ago. due to this environment the Elohist texts will be assessed in a different way than they've been long ago. The texts may need spoken to exiles from the northern country with subject matters that bespeak devotion to 1 God, wish of recovery, and absolute obedience to a transcendent deity who's printed via desires, hearth, and prophets. the writer additionally ponders what those texts say to our smooth age.

"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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By Robert Karl Gnuse

although many elderly testomony students favor not to talk of the Elohist resource within the Pentateuch, Gnuse seeks to protect the life of this pentateuchal culture via responding to scholarly critics, separating texts belonging to the resource and supplying a theological evaluation of those texts. Dream experiences in old close to jap texts from the 7th and 6th centuries BCE endure impressive familiarity with the biblical dream reviews within the Elohist. Prophetic narratives within the books of Samuel and Kings seem to have encouraged the next production of the Elohist narratives within the Pentateuch. therefore, Gnuse situates the Elohist culture within the 7th century BCE after the autumn of the kingdom of Israel within the north in 722 BCE, that's a later date than students have attributed to this resource long ago. due to this environment the Elohist texts will be assessed in a different way than they've been long ago. The texts may need spoken to exiles from the northern country with subject matters that bespeak devotion to 1 God, wish of recovery, and absolute obedience to a transcendent deity who's printed via desires, hearth, and prophets. the writer additionally ponders what those texts say to our smooth age.

"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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