Most scholars studying the first five books of the Bible either attempt to dissect it into various pre-pentateuchal documents or, at the very least, analyze Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy as separate, self-contained documents. The Pentateuch As Narrative focuses on the narrative and literary continuity of the Pentateuch as a whole. It seeks to disclose how the original Jewish readers may have viewed this multivolume work of Moses. Its central thesis is that the Pentateuch was written from the perspective of one who had lived under the Law of the Covenant established at Mount Sinai and had seen its failure to produce genuine trust in the Lord God of Israel. In this context, the Pentateuch pointed the reader forward to the hope of the New Covenant, based on divine faithfulness. Throughout the commentary Dr. Sailhamer pays close attention to and interacts with a wide range of classical and contemporary literature on the Pentateuch, written by Jews, Catholics, and Protestants.
John H. Sailhamer is professor of Old Testament at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in Brea, California and was formerly senior professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.. His other works include An Introduction to Old Testament Theology and The NIIV Compact Bible Commentary.
It's ok mark driscoll uses this commentary so I thought it would be good . Much better out there in my opinionPublished 22 months ago by Amazon Customer
Always good to have more than one opinion when trying to understand the law books that God has for us.Published 23 months ago by Julius K. Magee II
A very good book that goes into the meaning of the Hebrew Bible to show that it all has a purpose. Anyone who believes that Scripture is truth should read this to learn what Jesus... Read morePublished on August 21, 2010 by coolman
I am still reading this book and it is very interesting how the author brings each book of the pentateuch together as a complete work to show their and brings out the central... Read morePublished on May 16, 2010 by Rodney J. Hudson