What is the "Pentateuchal principle" that functioned in the formation of the canon? This article seeks to apply insights of Isaac Kikawada, who argued for a "five-part" or Pentateuchal structure in the design of the book of Genesis. It wants to explain the basic structural principle of the canonical process both in ancient Israel and early Christianity.
The concern of this article is to explore in detail the design of Haggai. It is done in terms of a careful analysis of the accent tradition of the Hebrew text as preserved by the Masoretes.
Christensen argues that an analysis of the prosodic rhythm of the book of Nahum reveals a lot about its theological message.