By Eugene E. Carpenter
A Biblical Itinerary is devoted to George Coats, former Professor of outdated testomony at Lexington Theological Seminary, Kentucky and writer of uprising within the wasteland, From Canaan to Egypt, and Moses: Heroic guy, guy of God, and different books. The essays amassed right here, reflecting lots of George Coats's pursuits, contain 'Structure and that means within the Sinai-Horeb Narrative' (Joseph Blenkinsopp), 'Biblical and Early Islamic Moses' (Malcolm Clark), 'What Does the Bible Say? a query of textual content and Canon' (David Gunn), 'On the duty of previous testomony Theology' (Rolf Knierim); 'Scripture and the Formation of Christian identification' (Roy Melugin); 'Some Reflections at the Canonical Moses: Moses and Abraham' (Rolf Rendtorff), and different papers by way of Trent Butler, Eugene wood worker, James Crenshaw, John Roffey, Lawson Stone, Gene Tucker and John Van Seters.
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3-50 contain long accounts of Moses. They share elements of a common outline which includes the call of Moses from the fire, the two signs of the staff and hand,38 the confrontation with Pharaoh, reference to the drowning of the Egyptians at the sea, the giving of the book/tablets/covenant,39 and 36. Surahs referring to Moses traditions: 1) Nb'ldeke, in sequence. A) Early Meccan (87; 85; 73; 53; 79; 51). B) Middle Meccan (54; 37; 44; 20; 26; 19; 38; 43; 27; 18). C) Late Meccan (32; 41; 11; 14; 40; 28; 29; 42; 10; 7; 46; 6; 13).
Neue Wege der Bibelexegese [Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Verlag, 2nd edn, 1967]). BUTLER Narrative Form Criticism 43 strict history. 13 Poetic narratives, on the other hand, carried the imprint of the circles that formed, preserved, and transmitted them for centuries. Such poetic narratives appear in different Gattungen: myth, saga, fairy tale, and fable. Only later do short stories and legends appear. Myths were narratives in which the active persons were divine. They came from primeval times and from polytheistic people.
Wendland, 'Genre Criticism', p. 385. 46 Ljungberg, wanting to liberate genre, dares question the timehonored form-critical connection of Gattung and Sitz im Leben: 'The implication, is that a Gattung will not predict a Sitz im Leben with any accuracy'. 47 He says that 'genre provides the literary context for a given sentence, and thus partly determines what it means. 49 But Old Testament genre interpretation is complicated for the Christian reader because the Christian reader reads the Old Testament with a secondary meaning from outside its original context but within the context of the entire Christian canon.