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Inconsistency in the Torah: Ancient Literary Convention and the Limits of Source Criticism

Joshua A. Berman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190658809
eISBN:
9780190675295
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190658809.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion in the Ancient World

This book proposes a new approach to the Pentateuch’s narrative and legal inconsistencies that scholars have taken as signs of fragmentation and competing agendas. Recent studies of the scribal ... More


Aftermath to the Flood: Layers in the Coverage of Noah’s Descendants in Gen 9:18–11:9

David M. Carr

in The Formation of Genesis 1-11: Biblical and Other Precursors

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190062545
eISBN:
9780190062576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190062545.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Much like the flood narrative that preceded it, the survey of Noah’s postflood offspring in Gen 10:1–11:9 appears to have been the conflation of a well-preserved Priestly overview of Noah’s sons ... More


Diverging Accounts within the Kadesh Inscriptions of Ramesses II

Joshua A. Berman

in Inconsistency in the Torah: Ancient Literary Convention and the Limits of Source Criticism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190658809
eISBN:
9780190675295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190658809.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion in the Ancient World

Egyptologists have long noted that Ramesses II commissioned three conflicting versions of the battle of Kadesh to be inscribed together at various monumental sites. This chapter lays out the multiple ... More


Divergent Histories between Original and Renewal Treaties in Hittite Diplomatic Literature

Joshua A. Berman

in Inconsistency in the Torah: Ancient Literary Convention and the Limits of Source Criticism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190658809
eISBN:
9780190675295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190658809.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion in the Ancient World

As Hittite kings communicated with their vassals, they routinely recounted the history of their relationship between the two kingdoms. Strikingly, the record reveals that each communication brought ... More


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