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The Pentateuch in the Twentieth Century: The Legacy of Julius Wellhausen

Ernest Nicholson

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199257836
eISBN:
9780191698484
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257836.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Despite innumerable studies from at least the time of the Reformation, it was not until little more than a century ago that one hypothesis concerning the origin of the Pentateuch, the so-called ... More


Rethinking the Prophetic Critique

Jonathan Klawans

in Purity, Sacrifice, and the Temple: Symbolism and Supersessionism in the Study of Ancient Judaism

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195162639
eISBN:
9780199785254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162639.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter reconsiders the biblical prophets’ attitude toward sacrifice, rejecting the radical contrast between priest and prophet as articulated by Max Weber, Wellhausen, and Kaufmann. It reviews ... More


The Documents of the Pentateuch

Ernest Nicholson

in The Pentateuch in the Twentieth Century: The Legacy of Julius Wellhausen

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199257836
eISBN:
9780191698484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257836.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter begins with a discussion of Julius Wellhausen's investigation of the composition of the Pentateuch. It then outlines further research on the Pentateuch and considers the issues that have ... More


Prophecy, Law, and Israelite Religion after Wellhausen

Jeffrey Stackert

in A Prophet Like Moses: Prophecy, Law, and Israelite Religion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199336456
eISBN:
9780199383580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199336456.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Setting the stage for what follows, this chapter introduces and contextualizes the central problems addressed in the book—Mosaic prophecy, prophecy after Moses, and their relation to law in Israelite ... More


Setting the Scene: A Brief Outline of Histories of Israel

J. W. ROGERSON

in Understanding the History of Ancient Israel

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264010
eISBN:
9780191734946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264010.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter presents a brief outline of the history of ancient Israel, starting with Humphrey Prideaux's The Old and New Testament connected, in the History of the Jews, and neighbouring nations; ... More


The Sacrificial Process of Ancient Israel

Jonathan Klawans

in Purity, Sacrifice, and the Temple: Symbolism and Supersessionism in the Study of Ancient Judaism

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195162639
eISBN:
9780199785254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162639.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the biblical sacrificial process, including purity rites, as recorded especially in the priestly tradition and the Holiness Code. It argues against placing the priestly ... More


Covenant in Old Testament Theology

John Barton

in Covenant as Context: Essays in Honour of E. W. Nicholson

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199250745
eISBN:
9780191697951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250745.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter presents an essay on the issue of covenant in Old Testament theology. It examines the view of Julius Wellhausen on this issue based on his book Theology of the Old Testament. Wellhausen ... More


Histories Natural and Unnatural: The Documentary Hypothesis and Other Developmental Theories

Steven Weitzman

in The Origin of the Jews: The Quest for Roots in a Rootless Age

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174600
eISBN:
9781400884933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174600.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines nineteenth-century developmental theories that explain the origin of the Jews, including the Documentary Hypothesis formulated by biblical scholar Julius Wellhausen (1844–1918). ... More


Pentateuchal Theory, Israelite Religion, and Biblical Studies: New Perspectives and Aims

Jeffrey Stackert

in A Prophet Like Moses: Prophecy, Law, and Israelite Religion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199336456
eISBN:
9780199383580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199336456.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

By way of conclusion, this chapter sums up the preceding arguments and highlights their implications for both pentateuchal studies and the history of Israelite religion. It shows that, against some ... More


“Feminization” and the Problem of Jewish Persistence

Jay Geller

in The Other Jewish Question: Identifying the Jew and Making Sense of Modernity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233618
eISBN:
9780823241781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233618.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines how, in Tractatus-Theologico Politicus's critique of the doctrine of the Jewish people's eternal election and their divine chosenness, Spinoza juxtaposed circumcision, as the ... More


A Critical Intellectual History of the Historical-Critical Paradigm in Biblical Studies

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/9780190658809.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter seeks to understand the origins of the intellectual commitments that shape the discipline today, and its halting disposition toward empirical models of textual growth. It examines how ... More


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