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Creation, Un-creation, Re-creation: A Discursive Commentary on Genesis 1-11

, 2011
ISBN: 9780567591012


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Joseph Blenkinsopp provides a new commentary on Genesis 1–11, the so-called “primeval history” in which the account of creation is given. Blenkinsopp argues that, from a biblical point of view, creation cannot be restricted to a single event, nor to two versions of an event, as depicted in Genesis 1–3. Rather, it must take in the whole period of creation arranged in the sequence of creation, uncreation, and recreation as see in Genesis 1–11.

Through the course of the commentary, presented in continuous discussion rather than in a rigid verse-by-verse form, Blenkinsopp takes into account premodern interpretations of the texts, especially in the Jewish interpretative tradition, as well as modern, historical-critical interpretations. While Blenkinsopp takes into account reconstructions of the text’s sources, he analyzes its canonical form, enabling him to focus upon the literary structure and theological message of this section of Scripture as a whole.

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  • Title: Creation, Un-Creation, Re-Creation: A Discursive Commentary on Genesis 1–11
  • Author: Joseph Blenkinsopp
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Print Publication Date: 2011
  • Logos Release Date: 2014
  • Pages: 232
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Bible. O.T. Genesis 1-11 › Criticism, interpretation, etc; Creation
  • ISBNs: 9780567591012, 9780567372871
  • Resource ID: LLS:CREATION
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2021-04-26T18:05:56Z

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Joseph Blenkinsopp is John A. O’Brien Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. He is also the author of Opening the Sealed Book: Interpretations of the Book of Isaiah in Late Antiquity, Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching Ezekiel, and Treasures Old and New: Essays in the Theology of the Pentateuch.


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  1. Mike O

    Mike O


  2. Reuven Milles

    Reuven Milles


  3. Jesame von Tronchin
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  5. Paul



    Theological liberals....$0.00 is over priced. I should be credited $10.00 for pain and suffering. Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy.

  6. Christof Kälin
    Reading this: „The sequential order of incidents in Genesis 1–11, the kind expected in a history, is also deceptive. Several episodes presented as sequential—the man and woman in the garden, Cain and Abel, the mating of superhuman males with human females—were originally distinct origin stories in their own right which have been linked together into a sequence to serve the author’s agenda. In somewhat the same way, the chronological order of the seven days of creation is in counterpoint to a logical order which is non-sequential, thus obviating the need to ask questions of a ‘scientific’ nature, for example, how there could be light before the creation of the sun.“ For me, that was enough to know, that this is standard liberal verbiage with tons of out-of-thin-air assertions but without evidence. The only real evidence, we have (God's word) is ridiculed thereby. Don't waste any time with this.

  7. Top8305



    Thanks, Brother Lee. Pax Christi Modernists; you can't live with 'em. All over the Verbum Library, so - "gots to be careful..." Blessed Virgin Mary, Destroyer of all Heresies, ora pro nobis Pope St Pius X, ora pro nobis St Peter, Apostle, ora pro nobis St Paul, Apostle, ora pro nobis St Polycarp (69-155), ora pro nobis St Irenaeus of Lyons (~125-c202), ora pro nobis St Anthony of the Desert (ca. 251–356), ora pro nobis St Eusebius of Vercelli (283-371), ora pro nobis St Hilary of Poiters, Doctor (300-368), ora pro nobis Pope St Damasus I, Doctor (305-384), ora pro nobis St Methodius of Olympus (d.311), ora pro nobis St Martin of Tours (315/316-397), ora pro nobis St Basil the Great, Doctor (329/330–379), ora pro nobis St Ambrose, Doctor (337-397), ora pro nobis St Jerome, Doctor (~340-420) ora pro nobis St Augustine of Hippo, Doctor (354-430), ora pro nobis St John Cassian (360-435), ora pro nobis St Cyril of Alexandria (376-444), Doctor, ora pro nobis St Athanasius (396-373), ora pro nobis Pope St Sixtus III (d.440), ora pro nobis Pope St Leo the Great, Doctor (400 d.461), ora pro nobis St Maximus the Confessor (580-662), ora pro nobis St John of Damascus, Doctor (~676-~754-787), ora pro nobis St Dominic Guzman (1170-1121), ora pro nobis St Anthony of Padua, Hammer of Heretics (1195-1231), ora pro nobis St Thomas Aquinas, Doctor (1225-1274), ora pro nobis Bl John of Ruysbroeck (1293-1381), ora pro nobis St Teresa of Avila, Doctor (1515-1582) St Peter Canisius S.J. (1521-1597), ora pro nobis St Robert Bellarmine S.J., Doctor (1542-1621), ora pro nobis St Francis de Sales, Doctor (1567-1622), ora pro nobis St Alphonsus de Liguori, Doctor (1696-1787), ora pro nobis Pope St Pius X (1835-1914), ora pro nobis Pope Bl Pius XI (1857-1939), ora pro nobis

  8. Than Ngoc Minh
  9. Randy



    From the preface: " order to understand creation in the biblical sense we must take into account not just an event at point zero but a mythic history, the history recorded in the first eleven chapters of Genesis." If I understand this correctly, the author regards Genesis 1-11 as myths, rather than historical facts. If I'm wrong about this, please correct me, and I'll change my rating. If I'm right, avoid the book. Joseph Blenkinsopp, Creation, Un-Creation, Re-Creation: A Discursive Commentary on Genesis 1–11 (London; New York: t&t clark, 2011), ix.

  10. Simone Piil Nielsen


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