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World of Genesis: Persons, Places, Perspectives

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Sheffield Academic Press 1998

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Genesis is about beginnings and origins. It is vitally important for understanding not only the biblical narrative, but also Christian theology. This volume brings together scholars with expertise in biblical studies, the traditions of Christian and Jewish exegesis, the history of art and literature, and various contemporary approaches to the study and interpretation of texts. The contributors draw on the long and complex histories of exegesis and interpretation, and examine the allusions, motifs, structures, context, and language from within the context of historical exegesis.


  • “Facing the Earth: Primeval History in a New Perspective,” by Ellen Van Wolde
  • “Postmodernizing Eve and Adam,” by John Goldingay
  • “Hagar: A Woman with an Attitude,” by Nina Rulon-Miller
  • “The Woman of their Dreams: The Image of Rebekah in Genesis 24,” by Susanne Gillmayr-Bucher
  • “Genesis 38: Structure and Literary Design,” by Anthony J. Lambe
  • “The Matriarchal Groupings of the Tribal Eponymns: A Reappraisal,” by Rafael Frankel
  • “A Crux and a Taunt: Nighttime then Sunset in Genesis 15,” by Scott B. Noegel
  • “Parataxis, Rhetorical Structure, and the Dialogue over Sodom in Genesis 18,” by Jack R. Lundbom
  • “The Place of Ishmael,” by John Goldingay

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: World of Genesis: Persons, Places, Perspectives
  • Authors: Philip R. Davies and David J. A. Clines
  • Publisher: Sheffield Academic Press
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Pages: 179

About the Authors

Philip R. Davies is Professor of Biblical Studies in the University of Sheffield, UK.

David Clines is Professor of Biblical Studies and Head of Department in the University of Sheffield.

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