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Readership: Students and scholars of Hebrew Bible, biblical studies, Israelite religion, prophecy, religion and law, legal writing and history.
Jeffrey Stackert, Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible, University of Chicago
Jeffrey Stackert is Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago. He was the recipient of the 2010 John Templeton Award for Theological Promise for his first book, Rewriting the Torah: Literary Revision in Deuteronomy and the Holiness Legislation.
"In A Prophet Like Moses, Jeffrey Stackert offers a very intelligent and engaging book. Comparing ancient Near Eastern prophetic texts and grounding his approach in the current (and notably debated) Neo-Documentary Hypothesis, Stackert examines the prophetic dimensions of Moses identity and the different views of prophecy in the Pentateuchal sources. The book marks a significant contribution to biblical scholarship. Clear and well written, insightfuland highly recommended." - Mark S. Smith, Skirball Professor of Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, New York University
"An elegant and important contribution to current
scholarship on the Pentateuch. Stackert reframes Wellhausens central questions about law and prophecy and delivers a compelling analysis of the distinctive positions in the Pentateuchal sources. It will evoke controversy in some quarters, but it is very solid scholarship." - Ronald Hendel, Dabby Professor of Hebrew Bible, University of California, Berkeley
"Stackert complicates the historical relationship between law and prophecy, by identifying an anti-prophetic tendency in the Elohist source in the pre-exilic period. In so doing, he undercuts the developmental view of Israelite religion associated with Wellhausen. This is a bold and ambitious book which is sure
to ignite a debate that has far-reaching implications for our understanding of the religion of Israel." - John J. Collins, Holmes Professor of Old Testament, Yale
1. Prophecy, Law, and Israelite Religion After Wellhausen
2. The Literary Portrayal of Mosaic Prophecy in the Torah Sources
3. The Elohistic Source: The End of Israelite Prophecy
4. The Deuteronomic Source: Prophecy's Anemic Future
5. The Priestly and Yahwistic Sources: Separating Prophecy and Law
6. Pentateuchal Theory, Israelite Religion, and Biblical Studies: New Perspectives and Aims