This article illustrates how each book of the Pentateuch is filled with God's grace.
In this study the story of the temptation of Adam and Eve is placed in the wider context as a prelude to the Pentateuch. The article wants to demonstrate its significance for Israel as the people of God. It sees the two trees in the Garden of Eden as part of retribution theology functioning in the same way as the blessing and curse of Moses.
What is the canonical approach to the study of the Old Testament? The paper wants to apply this approach to the hermeneutical problem of prophecy and fulfillment, which Sailhamer sees as a question of the relationship between the Old and New Testament. The canonical approach takes the final shape of the Old Testament seriously.
Why do we not delight in the Pentateuch? Is it just a matter of preference? What should our perspective toward the Pentateuch be?
The author looks at different texts in the Pentateuch and the whole of the Bible in order to discuss the authorship of the Pentateuch. A lot of the material in the Pentateuch was revealed to Moses by God, but there is significant evidence which points to authorship other than or in addition to Moses.