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Creation, un-creation, re-creation : a discursive commentary on Genesis 1-11

Author: Joseph Blenkinsopp
Publisher: London ; New York : T & T Clark, [2011]. 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Joseph Blenkinsopp provides a new commentary on Genesis 1-11, the so-called 'Primeval History' in which the account of creation is given. Blenkinsopp works with the conviction that, from a biblical point of view, creation cannot be restricted to a single event, nor to two versions of an event (as depicted in Genesis 1-3) but, rather, must take in the whole period of creation arranged in the sequence: creation -  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Blenkinsopp
ISBN: 9780567591012 0567591018 9780567372871 0567372871
OCLC Number: 648934408
Description: xii, 214 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Humanity : the first phase --
In the beginning --
The story of the man, the woman and the snake --
Cain and Abel : a murder mystery --
Enoch and his times --
The cataclysm --
The new humanity --
From Shem to Abraham, from myth to history --
Epilogue: Towards a biblical theology of creation.
Responsibility: Joseph Blenkinsopp.

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Offers a commentary on "Genesis" 1-11, the so-called 'Primeval History' in which the account of creation is given. The author works from the perspective of acknowledging the text's literary integrity  Read more...
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'This stimulating commentary, based on a lifetime's study and reflection, makes a major contribution to unravelling the myriad problems of interpretation in Genesis 1-11. The author's great erudition Read more...

 
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