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Berit Olam: Studies in Hebrew Narrative & Poetry: Genesis

ISBN: 0814650406
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The God who is revealed as a character in Genesis is always a savior. In Genesis, David Cotter, helps readers discern a structure in the book whereby the least and the weakest are the object of God’s saving help.

Genesis begins with an introduction to the methodology that is used throughout the book. The introductory essay deals with the theory of Hebrew narrative and the challenges posed to biblical exegesis by contemporary literary theory. The stories of the Creation, the Flood, and of Abraham’s generations were stories of salvation for the underdogs and the outcasts. With expert literary and narrative scholarship, Cotter analyzes the Hebrew narrative in a commentary unlike any other.

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  • Introduces the methodology used in Genesis
  • Explores the theory of Hebrew narrative
  • Provides expert literary and narrative scholarship
Cotter has provided an interesting resource. His will be a volume known for its focus on structure. It joins a growing number of commentaries that treat Genesis from a literary vantage point. . . . It can no longer be said that‘historical-critical’ studies dominate work on this biblical book.

David L. Petersen, Candler School of Theology, Emory University

Genesis provides fresh insight into the book of Genesis. Cotter argues successfully that it has been redacted to form a single, coherent narrative, albeit constituted of several subplots. Cotter educes the narrative subtlety of the text. . . . Cotter’s use of narrative criticism provides a restrained reading that is convincing and provocative as he interprets the text in new ways based on nuances that often go unnoticed. This commentary will best serve those in confessional settings who are interested in narrative approaches to biblical interpretation.

—David G. Graves, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

  • Title: Genesis
  • Author: David W. Cotter
  • Series: Berit Olam Studies in Hebrew Narrative and Poetry
  • Publisher: Liturgical Press
  • Print Publication Date: 2003
  • Logos Release Date: 2014
  • Pages: 408
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Bible. O.T. Genesis › Commentaries
  • ISBN: 0814650406
  • Resource ID: LLS:BOGENESIS
  • Resource Type: Bible Commentary
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2020-11-17T15:35:10Z

David W. Cotter is general editor of the Berit Olam: Studies in Hebrew Narrative & Poetry series.


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