The Language of Genesis

Extract

"Despite the common tendency to read Genesis as derived from Babylonian myths or epics, scholarship has now solidly rejected this position. Firstly, if Moses is accepted as the author (somewhere between the 15th–13th century, depending upon your dating method), then it simply makes no sense to read Genesis as a polemic against Babylon, because Babylon only came to prominence as an empire after the 9th century BC.  It is worth reemphasizing that Moses was writing in an Egyptian (or at least, wilderness) context, as mentioned earlier, and not a Babylonian one.  He was therefore hardly likely to write a polemic against a nation that posed no political or theological threat. Secondly, the linguistic evidence has conclusively shown that Genesis does not reveal any demythologizing."

Add comment


Security code
Refresh

Infomation

Book Price: £9.99
Paperback 192 pages
ISBN 9781844744060
Published 20/11/2009

Edited by
Norman C. Nevin
Foreword by
Wayne Grudem

Latest Comments

  • Wayne Grudem's Foreword
    May I simply say what a comfort to uncover someone who truly understands what they're talking about over the internet. You definitely know how to bring an issue to light and m... Read More
    14.03.14 02:41
    By Julieta
  • Wayne Grudem's Foreword
    Nice respond in return of this query with solid arguments and describing all regarding that. Here is my web page ... Nvya: http://www.nvya.co.uk Read More
    13.03.14 04:29
    By Kaley
  • Wayne Grudem's Foreword
    Hello, I enjoy reading through your article post. I wanted to write a little comment to support you. Also visit my blog - pay day loans uk: http://www.nvya.co.uk Read More
    13.03.14 03:30
    By Geoffrey
  • Wayne Grudem's Foreword
    Thanks for one's marvelous posting! I certainly enjoyed reading it, you might be a great author. I will be sure to bookmark your blog and may come back very soon. I want to en... Read More
    12.03.14 15:56
    By Efren
  • Wayne Grudem's Foreword
    It's going to be end of mine day, but before ending I am reading this impressive piece of writing to improve my experience. Take a look at my web-site - AbsolutePower Ltd: htt... Read More
    11.03.14 18:42
    By Jolene
RSS