Rethinking Genesis 1-11 : gateway to the Bible: the Didsbury lectures 2013 (eBook, 2015) [WorldCat.org]
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Rethinking Genesis 1-11 : gateway to the Bible: the Didsbury lectures 2013

Author: Gordon J Wenham
Publisher: Eugene, Oregon : Cascade Books, [2015] ©2015
Series: Didsbury lectures.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genesis 1-11 contains some of the best-known stories in the world. To modern Westerners they may look like no more than entertaining tales that children can enjoy, but modern adults cannot take seriously. However, when read in the context of the ancient Orient, Genesis 1-11 looks very different. It turns out to be a truly revolutionary document. In retelling the history of the ancient world, it puts a new spin on it  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Commentaries
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wenham, Gordon J.
Rethinking Genesis 1-11.
Eugene, Oregon : Cascade Books, [2015]
(DLC) 2015304497
(OCoLC)905736247
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon J Wenham
ISBN: 9781498217439 1498217435
OCLC Number: 964933292
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: 1. Rethinking Genesis 1: A Creation Designed for Man --
2. Rethinking Genesis 2-4: Creation Disrupted by Man --
3. Rethinking Genesis 6-9: Creation Destroyed and Restored --
4. Rethinking Genesis 5-11: Creation in Need of Redemption --
5. Epilogue: The Hope of New Creation.
Series Title: Didsbury lectures.
Other Titles: Rethinking Genesis one through eleven
Didsbury lectures 2013
Responsibility: Gordeon J. Wenham.

Abstract:

Genesis 1-11 contains some of the best-known stories in the world. To modern Westerners they may look like no more than entertaining tales that children can enjoy, but modern adults cannot take seriously. However, when read in the context of the ancient Orient, Genesis 1-11 looks very different. It turns out to be a truly revolutionary document. In retelling the history of the ancient world, it puts a new spin on it by introducing an all-powerful, all-knowing, unique God whose greatest concern is human welfare. The God who appears in Genesis 1-11 is the God presupposed by all the Old Testament writers, indeed by the New Testament as well. The gripping tales of Genesis thus provide the theological spectacles for a sympathetic reading of the Bible. They are the gateway to a valid understanding of its message and can even help modern believers construct a worldview that integrates both the discoveries of modern science and the insights of Christian theology.

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