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Story as Torah : Reading Old Testament Narrative Ethically - Gordon J Wenham

Story as Torah

Reading Old Testament Narrative Ethically

Paperback Published: 1st January 2004
ISBN: 9780801027833
Number Of Pages: 180

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How do the grand stories of Israel and her heroes, as well as the many seemingly mundane incidents found in these narrative stories, help guide today's readers in their daily behavior? Renowned scholar Gordon Wenham offers Story as Torah, a succinct monograph demonstrating how Old Testament narratives can indeed function as "Torah," informing one's ethical choices. He uses the books of Genesis and Judges as test cases, working with texts that offer clear moral guidance as well as those in which the ethical teaching is at first glance dubious. This accessible book will help seminarians, pastors, and other students of the Bible use Old Testament narratives responsibly.

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"Wenham is not only a thoughtful exegete but a well-versed reader of the literature of Christian ethics."

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Abbreviationsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Critical Methodologyp. 5
The Rhetorical Function of Genesisp. 17
The Rhetorical Function of Judgesp. 45
Ethical Ideals and Legal Requirementsp. 73
Some Problematic Talesp. 109
New Testament Perspectivesp. 129
Conclusionsp. 151
Works Citedp. 157
Index of Referencesp. 166
Index of Modern Authorsp. 173
Index of Subjectsp. 175
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ISBN: 9780801027833
ISBN-10: 0801027837
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 180
Published: 1st January 2004
Publisher: Baker Academic
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.25