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By Jeffrey Stackert

Jeffrey Stackert addresses of the oldest and such a lot power difficulties in religious study: the connection among prophecy and legislations within the Hebrew Bible and the software of the Documentary speculation for knowing Israelite faith. those subject matters have in lots of methods ruled pentateuchal reviews and the research of Israelite faith because the 19th century, culminating in Julius Wellhausen's influential Prolegomena to the heritage of historic Israel. atmosphere his inquiry by contrast backdrop whereas drawing on and increasing fresh advancements in pentateuchal concept, Stackert tackles the topic via an research of the various shows of Mosaic prophecy within the 4 Torah assets. His booklet exhibits that those texts comprise 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 heritage of the sector of bible study. Stackert concludes with an issue for the significance of situating bible study and the examine of historic Israelite faith in the higher box of spiritual reports instead of treating them completely or perhaps basically as theological disciplines.

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