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Discovering Genesis : content, interpretation, reception

Author: Iain W Provan
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2016.
Series: Discovering biblical texts.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Iain Provan here offers readers a compact, up-to-date, and student-friendly introduction to the book of Genesis, focusing on its structure, content, theological concerns, key interpretive debates, and historical reception. Drawing on a range of methodological approaches (author-, text-, and reader-centered) as complementary rather than mutually exclusive ways of understanding, Discovering Genesis encourages students  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Iain W Provan
ISBN: 9780802872371 0802872379
OCLC Number: 930026733
Description: ix, 214 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Strategies for reading 1 : before the Renaissance --
Strategies for reading 2 : from the Renaissance until the present --
The world of Genesis : locating the text in its time and place --
Creation : Genesis 1.1-2.25 --
The entrance of evil : Genesis 3.1-24 --
From Cain to the Great Flood : Genesis 4.1-6.8 --
From Noah to the Tower of Babel : Genesis 6.9-11.26 --
Abraham, Sarah and Isaac : Genesis 11.27-25.18 --
The Jacob story : Genesis 25.19-37.1 --
The Joseph story : Genesis 37.2-50.26.
Series Title: Discovering biblical texts.
Responsibility: Iain Provan.

Abstract:

Iain Provan here offers readers a compact, up-to-date, and student-friendly introduction to the book of Genesis, focusing on its structure, content, theological concerns, key interpretive debates, and historical reception. Drawing on a range of methodological approaches (author-, text-, and reader-centered) as complementary rather than mutually exclusive ways of understanding, Discovering Genesis encourages students to dig deeply into the theological and historical questions raised by the text. It provides a critical assessment of key interpreters and interpretive debates, focusing especially on the reception history of the biblical text, a subject of growing interest to students and scholars of the Bible.
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