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Genesis as dialogue : an orientation commentary, literary, historical, and theological

By: Brodie, Thomas L. (Professor of Scripture Studies, Professor of Scripture Studies, Dominican Studium, Dublin)

0195138368 / 9780195138368
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222.1'1'06
01/09/2001
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24 cm 640p.
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Recent years have seen a remarkable surge in interest in the book of Genesis - the first book of the Bible, and a foundational text of Western culture.

This commentary aims to offer a complete and accessible overview of Genesis from literary, theological, and historical standpoints.

The author's work is organized around three main ideas: the first is that the primary subject of Genesis is human existence - while full of historical echoes, it is primarily a sophisticated portrayal of the progress and pitfalls of human life.

His second thesis is that Genesis' basic organizational unity is binary, or diptych: building on older insights that Genesis is somehow dialogical, he argues that the entire book is composed of diptychs - accounts which, like some paintings, consist of two parts or panels.

Finally, Brodie contends that many of Genesis' sources still exist, and can be identified and verified.

BIC:

HRCG1 Biblical commentaries, HRCG9 Bible readings, selections & meditations, HRLC1 Criticism & exegesis of sacred texts

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