Form Criticism of the Old Testament

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Contents
PREFACExi
ITHE FORM CRITICAL METHOD1
The Beginning of Old Testament Form Criticism4
Basic Principles and Aims of Form Criticism6
The Methods of Old Testament Form Criticism10
Form Criticism and Other Old Testament Disciplines17
IIFORM CRITICISM AT WORK: SOME REPRESENTATIVE GENRES AND TEXTS22
Narrative Genres25
Myths and Folktales26
Saga29
History35
Legend and Novelette38
An Example: Jacob’s Struggle at the Jabbok (Gen. 32:22–32)41
Prophetic Literature54
Gunkel’s Contributions55
A General View57
Messenger Speech59
The Prophetic Word as Announcement61
Other Genres65
Setting68
Some Examples71
EPILOGUE78
BIBLIOGRAPHY84

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  • Title Page i
  • Editor’s Foreword iii
  • Contents ix
  • Preface xi
  • I - The Form Critical Method 1
  • II - Form Criticism at Work- Some Representative Genres and Texts 22
  • Epilogue 78
  • Bibliography 84
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