The Priestly Vision of Genesis I Paperback

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The Priestly Vision of Genesis I

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For many readers, Genesis 1-2 is simply the biblical account of creation. But ancient Israel could speak of creation in different ways, and the cultures of the ancient near east provided an even richer repertoire of creation myths. Mark S. Smith explores the nuances of what would become the premiere creation account in the Hebrew Bible and the serene priestly theology that informed it. That vision of an ordered cosmos, Smith argues, is evidence of the emergence of a mystical theology among priests in post-exilic Israel, and the placement of Genesis 1-2 at the beginning of Israel's great epic is their sustained critique of the theology of divine conflict that saturated ancient near eastern creation myths. Smith's treatment of Genesis 1 provides rich historical and theological insights into the biblical presentation of creation and the Creator.

The Priestly Vision of Genesis I by Mark S. Smith was published by Augsburg Fortress Publishers in October 2009 and is our 35394th best seller. The ISBN for The Priestly Vision of Genesis I is 9780800663735.

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Page last updated 21st December 2015
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherAugsburg Fortress Publishers (October 2009)
Weight454g
Number of Pages315
Thickness20 mm
Height226 mm
Width150 mm
ISBN9780800663735
ISBN-10080066373X
Product Code1970145
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