Reading Genesis 1-2
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Size: 6 x 9 inches
Item Number: 568882
Categories: Biblical Studies and Interpretation; Archaeology and Biblical History
Old Testament scholars come together in this one-of-a-kind book to share diverse views on Genesis.
Seven specialists in Old Testament theology and interpretation come together to offer a variety of needed biblical perspectives and insights on how to interpret the first two chapters of Genesis correctly. Evangelical scholars, college and seminary professors (and their students), and pastors will benefit from this title. This is the only book of its kind that involves a critical and comparative assessment of the early Genesis narratives by Old Testament scholars actually working in the field.
"This book is the result of a 2011
symposium held at Bryan College.
It features essays from fi ve Old
Testament scholars—Richard E.
Averbeck, Todd S. Beall, C. John
Collins, Tremper Longman III and
John Walton—each presenting a
diff erent way to read Genesis 1–2.
Each essay is followed by responses
from other contributors.
The fi ve views represented in the
essays are hard to classify in relation
to one another, since each author
uses his limited space to focus on
diff erent aspects of Genesis 1–2.
The contributors discuss the nature
of the creation days, the genre of
Genesis 1–2, the historicity of Adam
and Eve, the degree to which ancient
Near Eastern backgrounds should
inform our reading of the creation
account, and whether Genesis 1 and
2 represent two diff erent creation
accounts or one.
While this collection of essays
does not represent every possible
evangelical reading of the fi rst
chapters of Genesis, it is a fascinating
introduction to the conversation."