Shared by the Tetrateuch and the DtrH" (pp. 101102), a Bibliography (pp. 103114), and an Index of References (pp. 115127). The strengths of this study could have been enhanced by more discussion of the nature of the intertextuality Harvey describes. For example, when he says that "Dtr based the Manoah story of Judg. 13 on Genesis 18" (pp. 38 39), would he describe this relationship as typology, allegory, or something else? Or, would he avoid such compartmentalization? Some may find his psychologizing of Dtr's "Torah Consciousness" (Chapter 3) to require more controllable defining. Overall, however, Harvey is to be commended for the remarkable clarity with which he writes and explains complex intertextual relationships. It makes this work both accessible to a wide readership while a challenge to the status quo of scholarly opinion on the issues it addresses. The impression with which a reader is left is that the intertextuality he presents is only the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Harvey's work opens the door for even more comprehensive treatment of this topic to illuminate our understanding of the history and unity of the Tetrateuch, its use in subsequent texts, and what that reveals about various biblical authors'
Hebrew Studies – National Association of Professors of Hebrew
Published: Oct 5, 2005