Traditional critical methodology has exerted a great influence in the field of Pentateuchal studies. Its achievements are so enormous that no-one can deny its importance in biblical interpretation. Its primary aim has been to penetrate behind the present text, assuming that the questions of sources, history are of primary importance for understanding the text. But there has been a lack of consensus among scholars pursuing these methods, regarding its adequacy to provide a bridge between text and theology, and hence, a newer approach stressing the primacy of analysing the text as it stands and considering the hermeneutical possibilities of the final form of the text arose. It is as a contribution to this current debate in Pentateuchal studies of studying the text as it is given, that this present work is attempted.