From Paradise to the Promised Land has been a popular introduction to the Pentateuch for over fifteen years. T. Desmond Alexander offers a unique alternative to the critical approaches that focus on the authorship and literary nature of these books rather than the actual content. This is surely a welcome approach for learning the stories of the Pentateuch and for being equipped to understand their intended meaning.
In the 3rd edition, Alexander keeps the book fresh and relevant for contemporary students with updated references as well as new material that reflects recent pentateuchal research as well as the author's maturing judgments. The result is a revision that will continue prove valuable for many years to come.