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In fact, the title of one chapter in Ringgren’s book, ‘‘The Beginnings of Israel’s Religion: Moses,’’ acknowledges the centrality of the wilderness tradition to Israel’s religion. Operating within the Religionsgeschichte (history of religion) method, Georg Fohrer’s History of Israelite Religion represented something of a departure from earlier German scholarship. 8 This scholar follows a tradition history approach to the Pentateuch, while seeking to integrate the methodology of the history of religions and Old Testament theology.

Several answers might be suggested. 23 This theory obviously has no room for the Sinai experience. 25 It goes without saying that Moses, the giant figure of the Torah, according to this analysis of the Bible, shrinks and either becomes a midget or disappears entirely from the radar screen of history. John Van Seters, for instance, has recently announced that ‘‘the quest for the historical Moses is a futile exercise. ’’26 The traditional view of the Pentateuch was that Moses was largely responsible for recording these books.

Thanks to archaeological discoveries of the past fifty years, we know much more about popular religion today than previous generations did. 23 Rather than redefining Israelite religion or demanding that we rethink what was ‘‘official’’ (the dogma that promulgated from the Temple in Jerusalem) at a given period, these discoveries complete the picture of what the prophets so regularly denounced in the name of orthodox Yahwism. Dever puts it this way: ‘‘One way to define popular religion would be to look not only at the archaeological evidence, which may differ radically from the official texts, but also to look closely at the condemnation of religious practices in the texts of the Hebrew Bible.

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