"For years John Sailhamer has been pressing toward a comprehensive work on the Pentateuch, preparing the way with such works as his The Pentateuch as Narrative and a host of periodical publications on the subject. At last the magnum opus has appeared under the title The Meaning of the Pentateuch: Revelation, Composition and Interpretation. In typical Sailhamer fashion, he has left no stones unturned in any language necessary to get to primary and secondary sources, while at the same time offering fresh insights into the biblical texts and compelling invitations to the reader to view them in more holistic and integrative ways. Careful reading of the book will inevitably call for a reexamination of the issue of the Pentateuch's antiquity and its deliberate compositional strategy, a reassessment that will help to rehabilitate Torah as not the end product of Judaism but as the foundation of Israelite faith and practice."
본서는 우리가 일반적으로 모세 오경이라고 부르는 성경의 처음 다섯 책이 구약성경을 이해하는 데 기초이며 실로 성경 전체의 기초임을 보여주는 책이다. 본서는 제목이 보여주듯이 오경의 의미를 파악하려고 하는 책으로서 계시, 구성, 해석이라는 부제가 붙어 있다. 이것은 본서의 성격을 규정하는 낱말들이다. 오경에 대한 연구는 지금까지 끝임 없이 많이 연구되어 온 것이 사실인데 그 내용들을 본서는 분석하고 천착하여 간결하게 정리하여 보여주고 있으며 해석학적 질문을 정리하여 정착시키고 있다. 본서의 특징은 텍스트에 초점을 모으고 있다는 점이다. 해석학을 조금이라도 공부한 사람은 텍스트가 얼마나 중요한가를 알 수 있다. 그래서 저자는 텍스트를 중심으로 오경의 의미를 드러내고 있다. 저자는 이 작업을 통해 신약성경으로 들어가는 문을 발견할 수 있는 메시지를 우리에게 찾아주고 있다. YGM
The Pentateuch is the foundation for understanding the Old Testament and the Bible as a whole. Yet through the centuries it has been probed and dissected, weighed and examined, its text peeled back for its underlying history, its discourse analyzed and its words weighed. Could there be any stone in Sinai yet unturned?
Surprisingly, there is. From a career of study, John Sailhamer sums up his perspective on the Pentateuch by first settling the hermeneutical question of where we should set our attention. Rather than focus on the history behind the text, Sailhamer is convinced that it is the text itself that should be our primary focus. Along the way he demonstrates that this was in fact the focus of many interpreters in the precritical era.
Persuaded of the singular vision of the Pentateuch, Sailhamer searches out clues left by the author and the later editor of the Pentateuch that will disclose the meaning of this great work. By paying particular attention to the poetic seams in the text, he rediscovers a message that surprisingly brings us to the threshold of the New Testament gospel.
Features & Benefits
- Proposes a new understanding of the Pentateuch
- Focuses on "final form" of the Pentateuch as a literary work
- Investigates textual clues of authorial intent
- Explores hermeneutical issues of text and history
Part One: Approaching the Text as Revelation
1 Understanding the Nature and Goal of
Old Testament Theology
2 Finding the Author's Verbal Meaning
3 What Is the "Historical Meaning" of Biblical Texts?
4 Finding the Big Idea in the Final Composition of the Text
Part Two: Rediscovering the Composition of the Pentateuch Within the Tanak
5 Textual Strategies Within the Tanak
6 The Composition of the Pentateuch
7 Textual Strata and Strategy in the Pentateuch
Part Three: Interpreting the Theology of the Pentateuch
8 The Nature of Covenant and Blessing in the Pentateuch
9 Is There a "Biblical Jesus" of the Pentateuch?
10 The Purpose of Mosaic Law in the Pentateuch
11 The Theme of Salvation in the Pentateuch