From the Back Cover
"New models on Pentateuchal theory are constantly offered; however, all of them are simply variants of one single basic insight. Campbell and OBrien now change the basic insight. If accepted, this is indeed a revolution in pentateuchal theory. Will these new voices succeed in overthrowing the old system? Whatever the outcome, their arguments have to be dealt with." Norbert Lohfink, SJ, Sankt Georgen School of Theology, Frankfurt, Germany
"Highly recommended. Campbell and OBrien are old hands in the critical study of the Pentateuch. Always up to date and in conversation with other scholars, their articles and books manage to be accessible yet of great interest to scholars. This book indeed rethinksand radicallytraditional approaches to the Pentateuch. The authors give many examples of how fruitful their approach can be." Richard Clifford, Professor of Old Testament, Weston Jesuit School of Theology
"These two fine critics continue their creative and daring reframing of Old Testament texts. This book will be a rich field for imaginative reflection for those who care about honesty, discernment, and freshness in biblical testimony. The authors linger over critical issues, but the book teems with implications that matter for faith." Walter Brueggemann, William Marcellus McPheeters Professor Emeritus of Old Testament, Columbia Theological Seminary
About the Author
Antony F. Campbell, S. J.
is Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Jesuit Theological College within the United Faculty of Theology in Parkville, Australia. He has coauthored books such as Sources of the Pentateuch
and Unfolding the Deuteronomistic History
.Mark A. O'Brien, OP
is the Dominican Regent of Studies and Prior of St Dominic's, East Camberwell, Australia. He is the author of a number of books in biblical studies, including Unfolding the Deuteronomistic History: Origins, Upgrades, Present Text
with Antony Campbell SJ.