From Paradise to the Promised Land: An Introduction to the Pentateuch
ISBN: 0801039983
EAN13: 9780801039980
Language: English
Publication Date: Jun 1, 2012
Pages: 384
Dimensions: 1.1" H x 8.9" L x 5.9" W
Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

This new edition includes updated references and added material that reflect recent pentateuchal research as well as the author's refined judgments.

Praise for previous editions

In this up-to-date and scholarly work, Alexander shows how the first five books of the Bible make sense and hang together. More than that, they lay the foundations of Christian theology so that no one can properly understand the rest of the Bible who has not come to terms with them. Alexander will be found to be a lucid and reliable guide to this vital part of Scripture.
--Gordon J. Wenham, Trinity College, Bristol

Two virtues about From Paradise to the Promised Land have especially struck me. One is the comprehensiveness of the way it seeks to help us grasp the Pentateuch. The other is the way Alexander shows us how different themes hold these books together--themes such as the sanctuary, kingship, and the land. Both these features open up possibilities in grasping the Pentateuch as a whole.
--John Goldingay, Fuller Theological Seminary

Desmond Alexander provides an introduction that considers the Pentateuch as a whole, both thematically and theologically. The Pentateuch is presented as a unity, yet the variety of topics within it receive substantial and penetrating treatment. It is the sort of study that many readers and their Read More chevron_right

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