Retelling Genesis

Author: Barry Louis Polisar

Publisher:

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Category: Bibles

Page: 32

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Murder, deceit, and treachery are just some of the themes present in these 13 stories from the first book of the Hebrew Bible. Retold from the perspective of oft overlooked secondary characters—including Eve, Cain, Esau, and Noah’s wife—these stories only refer to events that appear in Biblical text. In the classic Talmudic tradition of searching for truth by weighing all sides, author Barry Louis Polisar allows these interweaving stories to unfold, revealing tales of true spirituality.

Qumran Interpretation of the Genesis Flood

Author: Jeremy D. Lyon

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

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Category: Religion

Page: 224

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The Dead Sea Scrolls have opened up for modern readers the ancient world of Jewish interpretation of the Bible during the Second Temple period. Among these scrolls are several manuscripts dating to the first century BC, the oldest surviving texts dealing with interpretation of the Genesis Flood. A literary analysis of the four primary Qumran Flood texts (1QapGen, 4Q252, 4Q370, and 4Q422) reveals how ancient Jews interpreted and employed the Genesis Flood narrative. These texts contain commentary, paraphrase, and admonition, among other things, addressing issues such as the cause, chronology, and purpose of the Flood. In addition, these fragmentary treasures reveal such ancient understandings of the Flood as a reversal and renewal of creation, a restoration of Eden and anticipation of the Promised Land, and an archetype of eschatological judgment.

Feasting on the Gospels: Chapters 1-9

Author: Cynthia A. Jarvis

Publisher: Presbyterian Publishing Corp

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Category: Religion

Page: 368

View: 553

Feasting on the Gospels follows up on the success of the Feasting on the Word series with all new material on the most prominent and preached-on New Testament books, the four Gospels. With contributions from a diverse and respected group of scholars and pastors, Feasting on the Gospels covers every single passage in the Gospels, making it suitable for both lectionary and nonlectionary use. Moreover, these volumes incorporate the unique format of Feasting on the Word, with four perspectives for preachers to choose from for each Gospel passage: theological, pastoral, exegetical, and homiletical.

Feasting on the Gospels--John, Volume 1

A Feasting on the Word Commentary

Author: Cynthia A. Jarvis

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

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Category: Religion

Page: 368

View: 111

Feasting on the Gospels follows up on the success of the Feasting on the Word series with all new material on the most prominent and preached-on New Testament books, the four Gospels. With contributions from a diverse and respected group of scholars and pastors, Feasting on the Gospels covers every single passage in the Gospels, making it suitable for both lectionary and nonlectionary use. Moreover, these volumes incorporate the unique format of Feasting on the Word, with four perspectives for preachers to choose from for each Gospel passage: theological, pastoral, exegetical, and homiletical.

Let There be Life

A Scientific and Poetic Retelling of the Genesis Creation Story

Author: Robert Fripp

Publisher: Hidden Spring

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Category: Religion

Page: 196

View: 366

Using prose and scientific fact, this book combines the spirit and sense of Genesis with current scientific thought on cosmic change and life's evolution on our planet.

Abraham, the Nations, and the Hagarites

Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Perspectives on Kinship with Abraham

Author: Martin Goodman

Publisher: BRILL

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Category: Religion

Page: 577

View: 487

Jews, Christians and Muslims describe elements of their origins with close reference to the narrative of Abraham, including the complex story of Abraham's relations with Hagar. This volume sketches the significance of this narrative in the three traditions.

The Book of Genesis, Chapters 18-50

Author: Victor P. Hamilton

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

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Category: Religion

Page: 774

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In the Old Testament we read God s word as it was spoken to his people Israel. Today, thousands of years later, we hear in these thirty-nine books his inspired and authoritative message for us. These twin convictions, shared by all of the contributors to The New International Commentary on the Old Testament, define the goal of this ambitious series of commentaries. For those many modern readers who find the Old Testament to be strange and foreign soil, the NICOT series serves as an authoritative guide bridging the cultural gap between today s world and the world of ancient Israel. Each NICOT volume aims to help us hear God s word as clearly as possible. Scholars, pastors, and serious Bible students will welcome the fresh light that this commentary series casts on ancient yet familiar biblical texts. The contributors apply their proven scholarly expertise and wide experience as teachers to illumine our understanding of the Old Testament. As gifted writers, they present the results of the best recent research in an interesting manner. Each commentary opens with an introduction to the biblical book, looking especially at questions concerning its background, authorship, date, purpose, structure, and theology. A select bibliography also points readers to resources for their own study. The author s own translation from the original Hebrew forms the basis of the commentary proper. Verse-by-verse comments nicely balance in-depth discussions of technical matters textual criticism, critical problems, and so on with exposition of the biblical writer s theology and its implications for the life of faith today.

The Text of Genesis 1-11

Textual Studies and Critical Edition

Author: Ronald S. Hendel

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Category: Religion

Page: 184

View: 854

Ronald S. Hendel offers a careful and thorough re examination of the text of Genesis 1 11. He takes a strongly positive position on the value of the Septuagint as a reliable translation of its Hebrew parent text. This position is contrary to that taken in most existing studies of the text of Genesis, including some in standard editions and reference works. Nevertheless, Hendel shows, there is an accumulating mass of evidence indicating that his position is correct. Hendel begins with a discussion of theory and method, and points out the lessons to be learned from the new biblical manuscripts discovered at Qumran. He goes on to argue for the preparation of eclectic critical editions of books of the Hebrew Bible a task long pursued in Classical, New Testament, and Septuagint studies, but still highly controversial with respect to the Hebrew scriptures. The critical edition of Genesis 1 11 which follows is Hendel's first step toward such a comprehensive task.

Creature and Creator

Author: Paul A. Cantor

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 223

View: 469

Focusing on Blake's The Book of Urizen and The Four Zoas, Shelley's Prometheus Unbound, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Byron's Cain, and Keats' Hyperion poems, this book explores Romantic myth-makers' dreams of the creator in man remaking the creature into something divine.

In the Beginning

A concise biblical look at creation from its inception through the early patriarchs

Author: Andrew Myers

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 398

View: 725

Humanity’s thirst for answers to the unknowns in the universe appears insatiable. Was it God, did it evolve, or is it a combination of the two? Or is it something else? What about all of the seeming biblical contradictions and similarly, the wave of conflicting scientific ideas? In the Beginning undertakes the monumental task of navigating through the unending maze of biblical concepts and scientific information. It takes a look at the origins of the universe and the earth from their inception, and it continues its journey up to the first chapters of Genesis. Perusing the timeline of these earliest days, it explores the historical relevance of creation in light of modern science. Amidst it all, In the Beginning investigates humanity’s place in creation and examines other biblical notables such as Adam and Eve, Abraham, Noah, and Satan. The exploration doesn’t stop there; further topics include prehistoric man, continental shift, global flooding, giants, the Garden of Eden, the Tower of Babel, heaven and hell, and much more. Take a biblical step back in time to discover the truth about the earth’s origins.