A Prophet Like Moses: Prophecy, Law, and Israelite Religion by Jeffrey Stackert

By Jeffrey Stackert

Jeffrey Stackert addresses of the oldest and so much chronic difficulties in religious study: the connection among prophecy and legislations within the Hebrew Bible and the software of the Documentary speculation for figuring out Israelite faith. those subject matters have in lots of methods ruled pentateuchal experiences and the research of Israelite faith because the 19th century, culminating in Julius Wellhausen's influential Prolegomena to the heritage of old Israel. atmosphere his inquiry by contrast backdrop whereas drawing on and increasing contemporary advancements in pentateuchal thought, Stackert tackles the topic via an research of the various shows of Mosaic prophecy within the 4 Torah resources. His booklet indicates that those texts include 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 serious mirrored image at the background of the sector of religious study. Stackert concludes with a controversy for the significance of situating religious study and the learn of old Israelite faith in the better box of non secular experiences instead of treating them exclusively or maybe essentially as theological disciplines.

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