First, this by David Lincicum- Reception History and New Testament Introduction–
Since the year 2000, well over 25 ‘Introductions to the New Testament’ have appeared in English alone, with at least another dozen in major European languages in the same time period.
And by Tom Thompson a real delight- Why Talk About the Past?
The article by Ronald Hendel, “Oral Tradition and Pentateuchal Narrative” offers me an excellent opportunity to respond with an article which deals with this and closely related topics, an article which I had originally presented as a paper at the 1999 annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. It is just this month being published as chapter 11 in my newly released volume of collected essays: Biblical Narrative and Palestine’s History, Changing Perspectives 2, with introduction by Philip R. Davies, in the Copenhagen International Seminar series (Acumen Publishing: London, 2013).