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The poetic priestly source, Jason M. H. Gaines

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The poetic priestly source
Title
The poetic priestly source
Statement of responsibility
Jason M. H. Gaines
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Language
eng
Summary
Much of scholarly research on the Pentateuch has revolved around the question of sources and how they might be identified by differences in vocabulary, theme, and characterization. Jason M. H. Gaines brings a different perspective to the delineation of the Priestly source (P) by applying specific criteria for the identification of biblical Hebrew poetry. These criteria allow him to distinguish a nearly complete poetic P stratum ("Poetic P"), coherent in literary, narrative, and ideological terms, from a later prose redaction ("Prosaic P"), which is fragmentary, supplemental (filling out mundane details including names dates, ages, places, numbers, and so on), and distinct in thematic presentation and apparent theological concern. Gaines describes the whole of the "Poetic P" source and offers a Hebrew reconstruction of the document. He also outlines the different emphases of the two strata, including differences in the characterization of patriarchs and of God's treatment of a disobedient Israel. The result is a coherent and dramatically innovative understanding of the history of the Priestly composition that is sure to draw keen interest and to open up new vistas in the study of the Pentateuch
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Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
The poetic priestly source, Jason M. H. Gaines
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The poetic priestly source, Jason M. H. Gaines
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt13wwwbj
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Identifying poetic features in Biblical texts -- 2. Differentiating poetic and prosaic texts -- 3. Poetic elements in priestly narrative -- 4. Poetic and prosaic strata in Genesis 6-9 -- 5. The priestly source in scholarship -- 6. Preliminary divisions between poetic and prosaic priestly strata -- 7. Conclusion
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Extent
1 online resource (xix, 525 pages.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781506400464
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote

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