The Old Testament and Criticism

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1983 - Religion - 134 pages
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Although Many Conservative scholars have had reservations about biblical criticism since its rise a century ago, Carl Armerding contends that critical rationalism need not be antithetical to belief in a divinely inspired Word of God. Indeed, says Armerding, the evangelical scholar - mediating the traditional conservative view and the rational critical view of Scripture - is able to use all the tools of historical, philological, and literary study, while still retaining biblical categories of revelation, inspiration, and history.
 

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Contents

AN EVANGELICAL OLD TESTAMENT CRITICISM?
1
The Word of God the Words of Men and the Critical Task
4
Rational Critical
6
Evangelical
7
History Revelation and Inspiration
11
The Old Testament and Various Forms of Criticism
15
LITERARY CRITICISM
21
Purpose
22
Prophetic Speech
61
Critique and Summary
63
STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS
67
The Discipline
69
Propositions and Assumptions
70
Method
72
Steps in Structural Exegesis
74
Other Structural Methods
78

Method
23
Literary Criticism and the Documents
28
Criteria for Separating the Documents
29
Doublets
32
Differences in Detail
36
Theological Viewpoint
37
Style
39
Summary
41
Conclusion
42
FORM CRITICISM
43
Origin
44
Relation to Revelation
45
Method
49
Describe the Genre
50
Determine the LifeSetting
52
Determine the Function
54
Further Examples of an Evangelical Form Criticism
56
Poetic Genres
59
Literary Approaches and Structural Analysis
84
Structural Analysis in the Pentateuch
86
Recent Approaches
89
Summary and Conclusions
92
Structural Analysis and the Quest for Meaning
93
Conclusion
96
TEXT CRITICISM
97
Development of the Old Testament Text
100
Masoretic Period
107
Hebrew Texts and English Versions
112
English Versions
114
Kinds of Textual Errors
119
Intentional Changes
123
Rules for Text Criticism
125
Summary
127
Indexes
129
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