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The Pentateuch: An Introduction to the First Five Books of the Bible (Anchor Bible Reference Library)

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A world-famous biblical scholar presents the only one-volume, comprehensive, and up-to-date analysis of the origin and meaning of the Pentateuch, and the extraordinary scholarship it has inspired.
Paperback, 288 pages
Published September 1st 1992 by Anchor Bible
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Paige
Oct 30, 2012 Paige rated it it was ok
You definitely need to be prepared for a thorough outline of biblical history when picking up this book. I found it difficult to invest 100% while reading, but that might be a result of the multiple other books I'm required to read for class. Very informative and certainly useful but a tad dry in my opinion.
Rachel
Nov 29, 2011 Rachel rated it it was ok
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This book is probably the least fascinating of the ones I read for Old Testament this semester. I like the insight into the structure a lot, and that part seems useful and important for future study.
Matthew Henry
Jul 26, 2013 Matthew Henry rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
A book that works very hard at everything but treating the Pentateuch as what it is. The one thing you walk away with is that the author does not accept the historicity of the books.
Emily
Oct 29, 2012 Emily rated it liked it
Very technical read, especially the first chapter which condenses two centuries of the history of biblical scholarship into 40-50 pages. After that it gets better.
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