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By Jeffrey Stackert

Jeffrey Stackert addresses of the oldest and so much continual difficulties in bible study: the connection among prophecy and legislation within the Hebrew Bible and the application of the Documentary speculation for knowing Israelite faith. those themes have in lots of methods ruled pentateuchal stories and the research of Israelite faith because the 19th century, culminating in Julius Wellhausen's influential Prolegomena to the background of historical Israel. environment his inquiry by contrast backdrop whereas drawing on and increasing fresh advancements in pentateuchal idea, Stackert tackles the topic via an research of different shows of Mosaic prophecy within the 4 Torah assets. His booklet exhibits that those texts include a wealthy and longstanding debate over prophecy, its relation to legislations, and its position in Israelite religion.

With this argument, A Prophet Like Moses demonstrates a brand new position for the Documentary speculation in discussions of Israelite faith. It additionally offers a chance for severe mirrored image at the historical past of the sector of religious study. Stackert concludes with an issue for the significance of situating bible study and the research of old Israelite faith in the better box of non secular reviews instead of treating them exclusively or maybe essentially as theological disciplines.

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