Book Review: The Old Testament: A Guide to Its Writings

Book Review: The Old Testament: A Guide to Its Writings Shorter Reviews and notices • The Old Testament: A Guide to Its over contested matters; he simply pre­ Writings, by HANS WALTER WOLFF. sents his own solution to the problem. Translated by KEITH R. CRIM. Fort­ One illustration will suffice. Wolff dis­ ress Press, Philadelphia, 1973. 156 pp. cusses the hymn under the category $3.25. "songs of praise." He apparently is con­ vinced by Westermann's objection to A TRANSLATION of the German title of Gunkel's distinction between the hymn this book gives an overview of its con­ and the communal song of thanksgiving. tents: Bible—The Old Testament: An O n the other hand he does not adopt Introduction into Its Writings and the Westermann's distinction between de­ Methods for Studying It. Yet this book scriptive praise and declarative or con­ is not an Einleitung, discussing critical fessional praise. Nor does he utilize other issues of date, authorship, and other de­ classifications offered more recently, such bated questions. It is, rather, a distillate as those of Frank Criisemann in his of such a project, a distillate, moreover, Studien zur Formgeschichte von Hymnus which is written for the serious, but begin­ und Danklieder in Israel, WMANT, ning, student of the Bible. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology SAGE

Book Review: The Old Testament: A Guide to Its Writings

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SAGE
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© Union Presbyterian Seminary
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0020-9643
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2159-340X
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10.1177/002096437402800410
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Shorter Reviews and notices • The Old Testament: A Guide to Its over contested matters; he simply pre­ Writings, by HANS WALTER WOLFF. sents his own solution to the problem. Translated by KEITH R. CRIM. Fort­ One illustration will suffice. Wolff dis­ ress Press, Philadelphia, 1973. 156 pp. cusses the hymn under the category $3.25. "songs of praise." He apparently is con­ vinced by Westermann's objection to A TRANSLATION of the German title of Gunkel's distinction between the hymn this book gives an overview of its con­ and the communal song of thanksgiving. tents: Bible—The Old Testament: An O n the other hand he does not adopt Introduction into Its Writings and the Westermann's distinction between de­ Methods for Studying It. Yet this book scriptive praise and declarative or con­ is not an Einleitung, discussing critical fessional praise. Nor does he utilize other issues of date, authorship, and other de­ classifications offered more recently, such bated questions. It is, rather, a distillate as those of Frank Criisemann in his of such a project, a distillate, moreover, Studien zur Formgeschichte von Hymnus which is written for the serious, but begin­ und Danklieder in Israel, WMANT, ning, student of the Bible.

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Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and TheologySAGE

Published: Oct 1, 1974

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