Chapter 2

Chapter 2 - Chapter 2 reading notes I. The formation of the...

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Chapter 2 reading notes I. The formation of the Pentateuch a. Torah/Pentateuch Difference? Jewish tradition/ scholarly discourse or more? b. The Traditional View i. Dissenting views about authors 1. Deuteronomy written by Moses or Joshua? a. Deuteronomy 34:5-12 describes Moses’ death which suggest that it was written by Joshua b. Deuteronomy34.10 makes Moses out to be a prophet ii. The Development of Modern Interpretation 1. Richard Simon, French Catholic priest, argues that Moses could not have written all of the Pentateuch because it includes information that he could not have known about a. The Philistines were mention but did not arrive until at least a century after the most plausible date of death for Moses b. “These are the kings who reigned in the land of Edom, before any king reigned over the Israelites which implies that the Israelites were being ruled by kings, several centuries after Moses 2. Geographical oddities a.
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