The Cambridge Companion to Genesis
Part of Cambridge Companions to Religion
EDITOR: Bill T. Arnold, Asbury Theological Seminary, Kentucky
DATE PUBLISHED: May 2022
£ 28.99 Paperback
Other available formats: Hardback
The Cambridge Companion to Genesis explores the first book of the Bible, the book that serves as the foundation for the rest of the Hebrew Scriptures. Recognizing its unique position in world history, the history of religions, as well as biblical and theological studies, the volume summarizes key developments in Biblical scholarship since the Enlightenment, while offering an overview of the diverse methods and reading strategies that are currently applied to the reading of Genesis. It also explores questions that, in some cases, have been explored for centuries. Written by an international team of scholars whose essays were specially commissioned, the Companion provides a multi-disciplinary update of all relevant issues related to the interpretation of Genesis. Whether the reader is taking the first step on the path or continuing a research journey, this volume will illuminate the role of Genesis in world religions, theology, philosophy, and critical biblical scholarship.
- Provides an inter-disciplinary or multi-disciplinary update of all relevant issues related to the interpretation of the Book of Genesis
- Includes summaries by leading experts noted for their work on each topic, and allows them to make innovative proposals and conclusions
- Introduces the most important developments of each topic since, while also explaining the most recent developments without assuming prior reader knowledge
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