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The Redaction of Genesis

Format: Digital
ISBN: 9781575062402


Focusing his research on his own previous studies—as well as studies by Cassuto, Sarna, Fishbane, and Sasson—Gary Rendsburg clearly explains his theory that Genesis was edited/redacted around symmetrical patterns. Rendsburg leads the reader through a step-by-step description of the Abraham Cycle. He shows how content, duplicated narratives, and vocabulary reveal a chiastic pattern, and how this pattern is repeated in other sections of the book. On the other hand, in the primeval history, the patterning is parallel, rather than chiastic. Overall, Rendsburg makes it clear that the editing of Genesis led to a systematic design, uniting the material in ways that often is overlooked.

  • Title: The Redaction of Genesis
  • Author: Gary A. Rendsburg
  • Publisher: Eisenbrauns
  • Print Publication Date: 2014
  • Logos Release Date: 2015
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Bible. O.T. Genesis › Criticism, redaction
  • ISBNs: 9781575062402, 0931464250
  • Resource ID: LLS:RDCTNGNSS
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2017-02-14T00:03:52Z

Gary A. Rendsburg is the Blanche and Irving Laurie Professor of Jewish History at Rutgers University. He is the author of six books, including The Redaction of Genesis and The Bible and the Ancient Near East (co-authored with Cyrus Gordon), and more than 170 articles.