In this latest addition to the Handbooks for Old Testament Exegesis
series, Peter T. Vogt continues the tradition of excellence established by previous volumes. Divided into three parts, Interpreting the Pentateuch first provides an overview of the major themes of the Pentateuch. In the second part, Vogt offers resources and strategies for interpreting and understanding the first five books of the Bible by exploring its genres-law and narrative. Finally, Vogt shows that, although the Pentateuch is a collection of ancient texts, it still has contemporary significance. Vogt also includes two samples-one from law and one from narrative-of exegesis, giving students a start-to-finish example of the techniques he has illustrated for effective exegesis.
This volume can be purchased individually or as part of the Handbooks for Old Testament and New Testament Exegesis (9 Vols.).
About the series:
the Handbooks for Old Testament Exegesis
offer students basic skills for exegeting and proclaiming the different genres of the Old Testament. Because there is a no one-size-fits-all approach to interpreting Scripture, this series features six volumes covering the major genres in the Old Testament: narrative, law, poetry, wisdom, prophecy, and apocalyptic. Each volume is built around the same six-chapter structure: 1. The Nature of the Genres, 2. Viewing the Whole, 3. Preparing for Interpretation, 4. Interpreting the Text, 5. Proclaiming the Text, and 6. Putting it all Together.
Peter T. Vogt
(PhD, University of Gloucestershire) is associate professor of Old Testament at Bethel Seminary St. Paul. He is the author of Deuteronomic Theology and the Significance of Torah: A Reappraisal.