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Bibil Identifier bibil:245125
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Man of the Land: Unearthing the Original Noah
Author Dershowitz, Idan
Journal Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft (Volume: 128, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2016
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2016
Year (Copyright) 2016
Year (Reference) 2016
Language English
Pages 357-373 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The original biblical Noah was not affiliated with the Flood. An early edition of J told of a devastating famine that afflicted the entire earth from the days of Adam and Eve until it was brought to an end on account of Noah. The Proto-J narrative was supplemented with a version of the popular Babylonian Flood story, ironically transforming a story of drought into a tale of torrential rain. It is this Noah who is referenced in Ezekiel and Deutero-Isaiah – not the familiar Flood hero.
DOI 10.1515/zaw-2016-0022
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Lands of the Levant (except Canaan-Israel) : Ugarit : Literature : Myths and Narratives : Aqhat
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Noah
Pericopes Genesis 6-9
Links Online document (PDF, English)
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