contestée, voir notamment J. C. Gertz, K. Schmid, M. Witte (Hg.), Abschied vom Jahwisten. Die Komposition des Hexateuch in der jüngsten Diskussion (BZAW 315, Berlin – New York, 2002) et, mais avec un point d’interrogation, Th.B. Dozeman, K. Schmid (Ed.), A Farewell to the Yahwist ? : The Composition of

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THE YAHWIST CREATION STORY BY P. E. S. THOMPSON Sierra Leone There is fairly wide consensus among scholars that the Pentateuch is made up of at least four different strands labelled J. E. D. & P respectively. At the same time there is considerable diversity of opinion as to how these strands

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The Composition of the Pentateuch in Recent European Interpretation
Since the “assured results” of scholarship are rarely certain, it should come as no surprise that the classical formulation of the Documentary Hypothesis has yet again been called into question. However, many North American scholars are unfamiliar with the work of a new generation of European scholars who are advancing an alternate view of the compositional history of the Pentateuch. A growing consensus in Europe argues that the larger blocks of pentateuchal tradition, especially the stories of the patriarchs and Moses, were not redactionally linked before the Priestly Code, as the J hypothesis suggests, but existed side by side as two independent, rival myths of Israel’s origins. This volume makes available both the most recent European scholarship on the Pentateuch and its critical discussion, providing a helpful resource and fostering further dialogue between North American and European interpreters. The contributors are Erhard Blum, David M. Carr, Thomas B. Dozeman, Jan Christian Gertz, Christoph Levin, Albert de Pury, Thomas Christian Römer, Konrad Schmid, and John Van Seters

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THE YAHWIST ON THE FLOOD by DAVID L. PETERSEN Urbana, Illinois The Yahwistic epic has long been held in high esteem as the most artful narrative presentation of early Israelite traditions.') The stories evince an excellence comparable to the best in ancient literature, an excellence tacitly

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argue that these connections with other Pentateuchal texts are most easily described as literary features of a continuous literary work, which scholars since Kuenen and Wellhausen have called the J source or the Yahwist. 22 In turn, the P source has its own independent nexus of repetitions and fore

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NO, YES AND PERHAPS IN AMOS AND THE YAHWIST by BERNHARD A. ASEN St Louis I Amos' "No " Amos is indeed a prophet of judgement who spoke a sharp "No" to Israel. According to R. Smend, Amos viii 2 ("The end has come upon my people Israel") is "totally categorical ... Israel simply no longer has a

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478 Book Reviews / Biblical Interpretation 18 (2010) 418-527 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/092725610X12603562257072 e Trial of Innocence: Adam, Eve, and the Yahwist . By André LaCocque. Eugene: Cas- cade, 2006. Pp. xiii + 309. Under the pretext of a modest focus on Genesis

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fill a lamentable lacuna on the shelves of scholar and layperson who share a love of the Bible in English. University of St Andrews PETER W. COXON BOOK REVIEWS VAN SETERS, John, Prologue to History: The Yahwist as Historian in Genesis. Louisville, KY: Westminster/John Knox Press. Pp. 384. Cl. $27

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