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Bibil Identifier bibil:239086
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) In The Beginning
Title (English, ) Essays on Creation Motifs in the Ancient Near East and the Bible
Title (English, Abbreviation) In The Beginning
Author Batto, Bernard F.
Series Siphrut. Literature and Theology of the Hebrew Scriptures
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 19043
Place 221.08
Publishing house Eisenbrauns
Place Winona Lake, Indiana
ISBN 978-1-57506-267-9
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages vi Pages
241 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract Bernard F. Batto spent the bulk of his career examining the ancient Near Eastern context of the Hebrew Bible, with particular interest in the influence of the surrounding cultures on the biblical creation stories. This collection gathers six of his most important previously published essays and adds two new contributions. Among the essays, Batto identifies various creation motifs prevalent in the ancient Near East and investigates the reflexes of these motifs in Genesis 1-11 and other biblical accounts of the primeval period. He demonstrates how the biblical writers adapted and responded to the creation ideas of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Ugarit, and elsewhere.
The articles in the volume were written as independent essays. Nevertheless, they are united by theme. Throughout, Batto makes clear his understanding of the Hebrew Bible as a patently unique text, yet one that cannot possibly be understood independent of greater cultural sphere in which it developed. In the Beginning will serve as an indispensable resource for those interested in both the biblical ideas of creation and the mythology of the ancient Near East that influenced them.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Themes : Creation
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Creation
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Mesopotamia (Elam, Mari, Sumer, Babylon, Assyria) : Mesopotamia (in general) : Literature : Myths and Narratives : Atrahasis
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Image of God
Pericopes Genesis 2
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