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Announcements of Plot in Genesis
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Announcements of Plot in Genesis


Sheffield Academic Press 1990

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The four narrative blocks which comprise Genesis are prefaced by statements—or “Announcements”—which suggest ways in which the ensuing stories are likely to develop. The author concludes that the announcements influence their narratives in many different ways and that they are misleading indicators of how plots will develop. Genesis is more concerned to present the ironies of human motive and divine providence than to recount the working out of any pre-ordained plan on God's part. This original and refreshing monograph, written in a vigorous style, is certain to alter the way readers remember the Genesis stories.

Key Features

  • Landmark scholarship on the book of Genesis
  • All Scripture references are linked to the original language texts and English Bibles in your library
  • Textual, linguistic, interpretive, and historical approach to studying Genesis

Product Details

  • Title: Announcements of Plot in Genesis
  • Author: Laurence A. Turner
  • Publisher: Sheffield Academic Press
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 210

About Laurence A. Turner

Laurence A. Turner is Senior Lecturer in Old Testament and Head of the Department of Theological Studies, Newbold College, Bracknell, Berkshire, UK.

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