Monday, January 28, 2019

Doedens, The Sons of God in Genesis 6:1–4

The Sons of God in Genesis 6:1–4

Analysis and History of Exegesis

Oudtestamentische Studiën, Old Testament Studies, Volume: 76

Author: J.J.T. Doedens

In The Sons of God in Genesis 6:1–4, Jaap Doedens offers an overview of the history of exegesis of the enigmatic text about the ‘sons of God’, the ‘daughters of men’, and the ‘giants’. First, he analyzes the text of Gen 6:1–4. Subsequently, he tracks the different exegetical proposals from the earliest exegesis until those of modern times. He further provides the reader with an evaluation of the meaning of the expression ‘sons of God’ in the Old Testament and the Ancient Near East. In the last chapter, he concentrates on the message and function of Gen 6:1–4. This volume comprehensively gathers ancient and modern exegetical attempts, providing the means for an ongoing dialogue about this essentially complex and elusive passage.

Publication Date: 25 April 2019
ISBN: 978-90-04-39590-9

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