Monthly Archives: May 2011

Nicholson on Blum, Part 2

In this post, I’ll talk about what Ernst Nicholson says on page 173 about Erhard Blum’s views regarding KD, a Deuteronomist in the early post-exilic period.  Remember that Blum’s argument is that the Deuteronomist added a redactional layer to stories … Continue reading

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Crusemann on Mosaic Courts, Deuteronomistic Additions to the Cultic Decalogue, and Unjust Mishpatim

For my write-up today of Frank Crusemann’s The Torah: Theology and Social History of Old Testament Law, I have three items: 1.  On page 107, Crusemann states: “There probably was a Mosaically legitimized institution during the monarchic period that made … Continue reading

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Mowinckel on Psalm 82

In Psalm 82, the topic is God’s judgment of the unjust gods of the divine assembly.  What is the setting for these Psalms? I looked up what Sigmund Mowinckel said on Psalm 82 in The Psalms in Israel’s Worship, and … Continue reading

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Crusemann on Sinai

I started Frank Crusemann’s The Torah: Theology and Social History of Old Testament Law.  In this post, I will talk about his chronicle of the development of the concept of Torah: law given from Mount Sinai (or Horeb).  On pages … Continue reading

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Briefly Revisiting Rendtorff’s Covenant Formula

I may return to my series on Blum in the future.  Right now, I want to write some on Rolf Rendtorff’s Covenant Formula.  I’m not entirely satisfied with my posts on that book, so I decided to read a couple … Continue reading

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Nicholson on Blum

I may do a series of posts on the scholarship of Erhard Blum.  For the time being, I’ll draw from Ernest Nicholson’s The Pentateuch in the Twentieth Century, but I may eventually draw from other sources as well. On page … Continue reading

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Theological Points from Kaiser

In this post, I’ll be talking about a few points in Otto Kaiser’s commentary on Isaiah 1-12. 1.  On pages 25-26, Kaiser talks about Isaiah 2, in which the nations of the earth come to Zion to learn God’s ways … Continue reading

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The Settlement of the Transjordan, Part 3

This will be my last post on Jacob Milgrom’s Excursus 70 in his Jewish Publication Society commentary on the Book of Numbers.  The excursus is entitled “The Settlement of Transjordan (chap. 32)”.  My last two posts have been about the … Continue reading

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Kaiser on Interpolations to Isaiah

I finished Otto Kaiser’s commentary from the 1960’s on Isaiah 1-12.  My goal in this post is to address a question: Why does Kaiser attribute certain passages in the Book of Isaiah to Isaiah, but other passages to a later … Continue reading

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Van Seters on the Authorship of Genesis 22 and Explanatory Phrases

I finished John Van Seters’ Abraham in History and Tradition.  I have two items: Genesis 22, and explanatory phrases. 1.  As I look at Anthony Campbell and Mark O’ Brien’s Sources of the Pentateuch, I see that Martin Noth attributed … Continue reading

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