Fortress Press

The Pentateuch: Fortress Commentary on the Bible Study Edition

This commentary on the Pentateuch, excerpted from the Fortress Commentary on the Bible: The Old Testament and Apocrypha, engages readers in the work of biblical interpretation. Contributors from a rich diversity of perspectives connect historical-critical analysis with sensitivity to current theological, cultural, and interpretive issues.

Each chapter (Genesis through Deuteronomy) includes an introduction and commentary based on three lenses: ancient context, the interpretative tradition, and contemporary questions and challenges.

The Pentateuch introduces fresh perspectives and draws students, preachers, and interested readers into the challenging work of interpretation. 

  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9781506414423
  • eBook ISBN 9781506414430
  • Dimensions 7.5 x 9.25
  • Pages 298
  • Publication Date September 1, 2016


Editor’s/Publisher’s Note
Introduction—The Editors
Reading the Old Testament in Ancient and Contemporary Contexts—Matthew J. M. Coomber
The People of God and the Peoples of the Earth—Hugh R. Page Jr.
Reading the Christian Old Testament in the Contemporary World—Daniel L. Smith-Christopher
Themes and Perspectives in Torah: Creation, Kinship, and Covenant—Sarah Shectman
Genesis—Rodney S. Sadler Jr.
Exodus—Thomas B. Dozeman
Leviticus—Robert Kugler
Numbers—Karl N. Jacobson
Deuteronomy—Harold V. Bennett