Echoes of Eden Paperback

Genesis 2-3 and Symbolism of the Eden Garden in Biblical Hebrew Literature

by T. Stordalen;

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Echoes of Eden

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Echoes of Eden attempts to establish what is called a comprehensive perspective on the Story of Eden. This includes, first, an investigation into the symbolic significance of a garden to an ancient Hebrew audience, considering actual garden constructions from the ancient Near East as well as text and figures of speech relating to the garden subject. Secondly, the book engages in a historical literary analysis of the Eden Story. It is argued that the passage derives from the Early Persian era, that it is a tightly knit literary unit, and that it extends a rather ambiguous argument on human nature. By way of a "comprehensive perspective," other biblical passages making reference to Eden are also considered. Found in a number of similes, metaphors, alegories, these passages seem to presuppose knowledge of an Eden (Story) similar to the one in Genesis 2-3. In this material emerges an impression as to what Eden "meant" to a biblical audience in Persian Age. Apparently - and quite in harmony with the picture in Genesis 2-3 - such an audience imagined a "primeval Eden" outside space and time. They did, however, also perceive several echoes of that Eden in their everyday world. Presuming this as the communicative competence in the audience, the book concludes by hinting at the significance of the Eden Garden to its implied readers. Associate Professor at the Norwegian Lutheran School of Theology, Oslo (Peeters 2000)

Echoes of Eden by T. Stordalen was published by Peeters Publishers in November 2000 and is our 49524th best seller. The ISBN for Echoes of Eden is 9789042908543.

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Details for Echoes of Eden

Page last updated 18th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherPeeters Publishers (November 2000)
Number of Pages560
Thickness37 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code1189801
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