Creation, Un-Creation, Re-Creation Paperback

A Discursive Commentary on Genesis 1-11

by Joseph Blenkinsopp;

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Creation, Un-Creation, Re-Creation

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This is a new commentary volume looking at the theological and literary motivations of "Genesis" 1-11. Joseph Blenkinsopp provides a new commentary on "Genesis" 1-11, the so-called 'Primeval History' in which the account of creation is given. Blenkinsopp works with the conviction 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) but, rather, must take in the whole period of creation arranged in the sequence: creation - uncreation - recreation (as can be derived from "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 pre-modern interpretations of the texts, especially in the Jewish interpretative tradition, as well as modern, historical-critical interpretations. Blenkinsopp works from the perspective of acknowledging the text's literary integrity as an 'authored' work, rather than focusing simply on the its background in various sources (whilst of course paying due attention to those sources).

This enables Blenkinsopp's engaging discussion to focus upon the literary and theological artistry of the material at hand.

Creation, Un-Creation, Re-Creation by Joseph Blenkinsopp was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in February 2011 and is our 35410th best seller. The ISBN for Creation, Un-Creation, Re-Creation is 9780567372871.

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Details for Creation, Un-Creation, Re-Creation

Page last updated 12th May 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (February 2011)
Number of Pages224
Thickness18 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code3666026
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