Form Criticism of the Old Testament
Fortress Press, 1976 - 84 pages
Because of its long oral tradition the Old Testament includes an array of different literary types and compositions. Analysis of these genres in the biblical material is known as form criticism. Gene Tucker draws on contemporary speech patterns to illustrate how the scholar pinpoints various categories or genres. The basic principles of form criticism are outlined and many biblical examples given. The story of Jacob's struggle at the Jabbok and the prophetic literature are treated in detail. While form criticism does not solve all the interpreter's problems, it forms an essential tool for exegesis and for recovering the living history of Old Testament literature.
THE FORM CRITICAL METHOD
The Beginning of Old Testament Form Criticism
Basic Principles and Aims of Form Criticism
The Methods of Old Testament Form Criticism
Form Criticism and Other Old Testament Disciplines
FORM CRITICISM AT WORK SOME REPRESENTATIVE GENRES AND TEXTS
Myths and Folktales
A General View
The Prophetic Word as Announcement
Legend and Novelette
Jacobs Struggle at the Jabbok Gen 322232
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Page 63 - Hear this, I pray you, ye heads of the house of Jacob, and rulers of the house of Israel, that abhor judgement, and pervert all equity.
Page 82 - I can't understand: the way of an eagle in the sky, the way of a snake on a rock, the way of a ship at sea, and the way of a man with a young woman.
Page 33 - So the Lord scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city. Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of all the earth; and from there the Lord scattered them abroad over the face of all the earth.
Page 66 - Seek the Lord, and ye shall live; lest he break out like fire in the house of Joseph, and devour it, and there be none to quench it in Bethel.