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Pentateuch A Story of Beginnings by Paula Gooder


Pentateuch A Story of Beginnings by Paula Gooder

The Pentateuch (or the Torah) consists of the first five books of the Bible and is a foundational scripture for millions of people, both Jews and Christians. This book addresses the need for a clear and accessible introduction for those beginning Bible study. It presents and analyses key themes such as creation and the flood, exodus and liberation, covenant and land, and law and faith. These are explored in their ancient context and from the standpoint of contemporary concerns such as liberation theology, gender issues and ecology. Paula Gooder is Tutor is Biblical Studies at The Queen's Foundation, Birmingham and a freelance writer and lecturer.


The introduction includes basic introductory material that most students do not know but need in order to understand critical scholarship in a clear, concise, and easy to read manner.

About the Author

Paula Gooder teaches Biblical Studies, both Old and New Testament, at the Queen's Ecumenical Theological Foundation, Birmingham, and works freelance as a Biblical Studies writer and lecturer.

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Publication date

1st October 2004


Paula Gooder

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T.& T.Clark Ltd an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC


132 pages




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