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Bibil Identifier bibil:202450
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Genesis as Dialogue
Title (English, ) A Literary, Historical, and Theological Commentary
Author Brodie, Thomas L.
Year (Publication) 2001
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2001
Year (Copyright) 2001
Year (Reference) 2001
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature Perunil
Publishing house Oxford University Press
Place Oxford
ISBN 978-0-19-513836-8
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xxxii Pages
579 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract Genesis is a literary unity, and is the foundation for the Pentateuch and for the entire Primary History (Genesis-2 Kings). This unity is complex, like the human body with its many diverse parts. As with the body, no major part preexisted other parts; all came to birth simultaneously. Three features of Genesis are pivotal. (1) Genesis is encyclopedic, synthesizing literature, religion, the science of the time, and experience (2) Genesis is artistic literature. The many variations and apparent contradictions of the text reflect a unified artistic strategy. Above all, Genesis is like a series of two-part paintings or diptychs – two accounts of creation, two of sin, two genealogies, and so on. Every piece fits, and the diverse parts set up a dialog. (3) Genesis illustrates intertextuality; its sources include extant documents, especially from Mesopotamia, from Judea (Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel), and from western Asia (Homer's Odyssey). The documentary theory (JEDP) is unnecessary and misleading.
DOI 10.1093/0195138368.001.0001
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Pentateuch : Genesis
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