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Bibil Identifier bibil:233476
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Adam, Eve, and the Devil
Title (English, ) A New Beginning
Author Korpel, Marjo C.A.
Author de Moor, Johannes C.
Series Hebrew Bible Monographs (Volume: 65)
Year (Publication) 2014
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2014
Year (Copyright) 2014
Year (Reference) 2014
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 9153
Place 222.1.08
Publishing house Sheffield Phoenix Press
Place Sheffield
ISBN 978-1-909697-52-2
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xi Pages
332 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract In this book the authors develop an intriguing theory about the Canaanite origin of the biblical traditions concerning the origin of the cosmos and the creation of humankind. Adam, Eve, and the Devil tells a new story about human beginnings and at the same time proposes a fresh start for biblical research into primordial traditions.
A number of clay tablets from Ugarit, dating from the late thirteenth century BCE, throw new light, Korpel and de Moor argue, on the background of the first chapters of Genesis and the myth of Adam. In these tablets, El, the creator deity, and his wife Asherah lived in a vineyard or garden on the slopes of Mt Ararat, known in the Bible as the mountain where Noah’s ark came to rest. The first sinner was not a human being, but an evil god called Horon who wanted to depose El. Horon was thrown down from the mountain of the gods, and in revenge he transformed the Tree of Life in the garden into a Tree of Death and enveloped the whole world in a poisonous fog. Adam was sent down to restore life on earth, but failed because Horon in the form of a huge serpent bit him. As a result Adam and his wife lost their immortality.
This myth found its way into the Bible, the Apocrypha and the Pseudepigraphical literature, though it was often transformed or treated critically. Adam, Eve, and the Devil traces the reception of the myth in its many forms, and also presents the oldest pictures of Adam and Eve ever identified (one of them on the front cover of the book).
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Adam
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Adam
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Adam
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Eve
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Eve
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Eve
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Genres and Forms : Myth (Mythical Story)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Lands of the Levant (except Canaan-Israel) : Ugarit : Literature : Myths and Narratives : Myths and Tales of Origins
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Mesopotamia (Elam, Mari, Sumer, Babylon, Assyria) : Mesopotamia (in general) : Literature : Myths and Narratives : Myths and Tales of Origins
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Persia : Literature : Myths and Narratives : Myths and Tales of Origins
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Egypt : Literature : Myths and Narratives : Myths and Tales of Origins
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Islam
Pericopes Genesis 1-9
Isaiah 14
Ezekiel 28-32
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