The Canonization of the Pentateuch: When and Why? (Part I)

  title={The Canonization of the Pentateuch: When and Why? (Part I)},
  author={Alexander Fantalkin and Oren Tal},
  journal={Zeitschrift f{\"u}r die Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft},
  pages={1 - 18}
  • A. Fantalkin, O. Tal
  • Published 2012
  • History
  • Zeitschrift für die Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft
The canonization of the Pentateuch has preoccupied scholars from different disciplines from antiquity to the present. However, two major questions still require an explanation: when did it happen and why did it happen? In this two-part article an attempt has been made to clarify these issues. Based on an interdisciplinary approach, where the insights of redaction criticism are merged with archaeologically-supported historical analysis, we suggest that the inception of the Torah-canonization… 

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