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Was Noah good? : finding favour in the flood narrative

Author: Carol M Kaminski
Publisher: New York, NY : Bloomsbury, 2014.
Series: Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament studies, 563.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The juxtaposition of 'favour' and 'righteousness' in the flood narrative raises an interpretative and theological problem: Is Noah chosen because of divine favour or because of his piety? Source-critical scholars identify two different theologies by J and P: J understands Noah's election to be an act of grace whereas P emphasizes Noah's righteousness as the basis for his election. Scholars who interpret the flood  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Kaminski, Carol M.
Was Noah Good?
London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carol M Kaminski
ISBN: 9780567357816 0567357813
OCLC Number: 875097808
Notes: 8. Does the Judicial Context of Genesis 18:16-33 and 20:1-18 Have Any Bearing on the Meaning of tsdyq in Genesis 6:9 and 7:1?
Description: 1 online resource (238 pages).
Contents: Abbreviations; Acknowledgments; INTRODUCTION; 1. Context; 2. Outline of the Present Study; Chapter 1 --
INTERPRETATIONS OF FAVOUR AND RIGHTEOUSNESS IN THE FLOOD NARRATIVE; 1. Interpretations of "Favour" and "Righteousness" from a Source-Critical Perspective; 2. Interpreting "Favour" and "Righteousness" According to the Final Form; 3. Summary; 4. Methodology; Chapter 2 --
ESTABLISHING THE LITERARY CONTEXT OF GENESIS 6:5-8; 1. Introduction; 2. Rationale for Interpreting Genesis 6:5-8 as the Introduction to the Flood Narrative. 3. The Rationale for Interpreting Genesis 6:5-8 as Part of the Toledot of Adam (Genesis 5:1-6:8)4. Interpreting Genesis 6:5-8 as the Conclusion to the Toledot of Adam (Genesis 5:1-6:8); 5. Scholars Who Interpret Genesis 6:1-8 as the Conclusion to the Toledot of Adam; 6. Conclusion; Chapter 3 --
GOD'S ASSESSMENT OF HUMANITY AT THE CONCLUSION TO THE TOLEDOT OF ADAM (GENESIS 6:5-8); 1. Introduction; 2. Chronological Issues Related to Genesis 6:1; 3. How Does Genesis 6:1 Relate Temporally to Genesis 5:1-32?; 4. The Significance of the wyhy Clause in 6:1,"and it came to pass." 5. Genesis 6:1-8 Is a Telescoped Narrative6. Interpreting Human Wickedness in 6:5 in View of 6:1; 7. The Meaning of h'dm in Genesis 6:1-8; 8. Is Noah Exempt from Human Depravity or Only from the Judgment?; 9. Genesis 6:5 Is Reiterated After the Flood in Genesis 8:21; 10. Humanity's Evil Inclination Is "From His Youth"; 11. Genesis 8:21 and the Curse Against the Ground (Genesis 3:17); 12. The Meaning of qll in Genesis 8:21; 13. Interpreting Genesis 8:21 in View of Genesis 3:17 and Genesis 6:5; 14. The Story of Noah's Drunkenness in Genesis 9:20-27; 15. Conclusion. Chapter 4 --
INTERPRETING NOAH'S "FINDING FAVOUR"IN ITS LITERARY CONTEXT (5:1-6:8)1. Introduction; 2. A Survey of the Verb chnn and the chn in the Book of Genesis; 3. General Observations About the Idiom "To Find Favour in the Eyes of"; 4. Does Noah Deserve the Favour He Finds?; 5. Can Favour Be Merited?; 6. Can "Finding Favour" Mean Finding Unmerited Grace?; 7. The Theme of Grace in the Flood Story; 8. Noah and Moses as Recipients of Divine Favour; 9. Von Rad's "Sin-Judgment-Grace" Schema; 10. Westermann's "Sin-Speech-Judgment" Schema; 11. Clines's "Sin-Speech-Grace-Judgment" Schema. 12. Interpreting Genesis 6:8 in View of the Theme of Grace in the Patriarchal Narratives13. Conclusion; Chapter 5 --
THE MEANING OF tsdyq IN GENESIS 6:9 AND 7:1; 1. Introduction; 2. tsdq Terminology in Genesis and the Pentateuch; 3. The Adjective tsdyq in the Sodom and Gomorrah Story; 4. The Adjective tsdyq in the Story of Abimelech (Genesis 20:1-18); 5. The "Non-Israelite" Context for tsdyq in Genesis 18:16-33 and 20:1-18; 6. Is the Interpretive Context for tsdyq Covenantal?; 7. God Is Establishing a Covenant with Noah, Not Renewing a Covenant.
Series Title: Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament studies, 563.
Responsibility: Carol M. Kaminski.

Abstract:

The juxtaposition of 'favour' and 'righteousness' in the flood narrative raises an interpretative and theological problem: Is Noah chosen because of divine favour or because of his piety? Source-critical scholars identify two different theologies by J and P: J understands Noah's election to be an act of grace whereas P emphasizes Noah's righteousness as the basis for his election. Scholars who interpret the flood narrative according to its final form argue that Noah is chosen because he is righteous. This view is problematic, however, since in the primaeval history grace is shown to the 'unde.

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