Biblical Itinerary: In Search of Method, Form and Content. by Eugene E. Carpenter

By Eugene E. Carpenter

A Biblical Itinerary is devoted to George Coats, former Professor of previous testomony at Lexington Theological Seminary, Kentucky and writer of uprising within the wasteland, From Canaan to Egypt, and Moses: Heroic guy, guy of God, and different books. The essays accumulated right here, reflecting lots of George Coats's pursuits, comprise 'Structure and which means within the Sinai-Horeb Narrative' (Joseph Blenkinsopp), 'Biblical and Early Islamic Moses' (Malcolm Clark), 'What Does the Bible Say? a query of textual content and Canon' (David Gunn), 'On the duty of previous testomony Theology' (Rolf Knierim); 'Scripture and the Formation of Christian id' (Roy Melugin); 'Some Reflections at the Canonical Moses: Moses and Abraham' (Rolf Rendtorff), and different papers by way of Trent Butler, Eugene chippie, James Crenshaw, John Roffey, Lawson Stone, Gene Tucker and John Van Seters.

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One would hope that scholarship would take more seriously Richter's lead in seeking to find methodological steps whose results can be verified and whose work takes seriously the literary text before jumping too quickly to theoretical stages and generalizing theories.

The priestly aspects of Moses in the Pentateuch do not belong to the heroic Moses. Nothing in the Qur'an emphasizes Moses as a priest. 9-14) is also judged by Coats to be non-heroic. 159-60), there is no hint of a sin or non-heroic action. Rather Moses acts positively in bringing forth a separate spring of water for each of the twelve tribes. 51 Of course, the Qur'an is even less likely than the Tanak to allow a fully independent role to the 'hero'. Thus, the typical hero tale is modified in both Islam and in Judaism.

46 Ljungberg, wanting to liberate genre, dares question the timehonored form-critical connection of Gattung and Sitz im Leben: 'The implication, is that a Gattung will not predict a Sitz im Leben with any accuracy'. 47 He says that 'genre provides the literary context for a given sentence, and thus partly determines what it means. 49 But Old Testament genre interpretation is complicated for the Christian reader because the Christian reader reads the Old Testament with a secondary meaning from outside its original context but within the context of the entire Christian canon.

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