Similar Plan, Similar Response: The Biblical Narration of Planetary Beginnings at Creation and after the Flood
Genesis narrates God’s instructions to humans and their response to these instructions after two planetary beginnings: creation (Gen 1: 28-3:21) and the flood (Gen 9:1-27). This article examines linguistic and thematic parallelisms found in the two passages. Published in Origins, v. 65.
The Message of the Trees in the Midst of the Garden
If, in Paradise Regained, it appears that the tree of knowledge has outplayed its peculiar role, that it is not there, or that it is somehow fused to its sister tree, forming an arch over the river of life, we should hesitate to conclude that God will ever be in retreat with respect to the ideology of freedom.
Theology of Judgment in Genesis 6-9
The present dissertation seeks to develop a theology of judgment in Gen 6-9. Following an introductory chapter, the second chapter is devoted to analyzing the three main extrabiblical ANE flood stories (the Eridu Genesis, the Atra-Hasis Epic, and the Gilgamesh Epic) from the four aspects of judgment: date, cause and purpose, extent, and procedure.
Is All Death a Consequence of Sin? Theological Implications of Alternative Models
Did physical death in all its forms, death in the animal kingdom, for example, come into the world exclusively as a result of the fall of man? Was there any kind of death on earth before the sin of Adam?
The “Seed” in Genesis 3:15: An Exegetical and Intertextual Study
This dissertation analyzes Gen 3:15 exegetically, intratextually, and intertextually, tracing the meaning of this "seed" in Genesis, the rest of the Old Testament, and New Testament.
Death Before the Sin of Adam: a Fundamental Concept in Theistic Evolution and its Implications for Evangelical Theology
For theistic evolution, a long history of death preceded the appearance of Adam, implying that death is not connected to Adam's sin. The purpose of the dissertation is to discover how this latter notion impacts evangelical theology with respect to the atonement and other areas in terms of possible theological implications.
Genesis 3-6 tells of the experiences of some of the earliest members of the human race. Form an evolutionary approach to biology, geology, or biblical studies, the "antediluvians" cannot be historical figures. A more direct reading of the biblical text, on the other hand, indicates that the author of these narratives and lists understood them to be historical individuals.
A Comparison of Narrative Elements in Ancient Mesopotamian Creation-Flood Stories with Genesis 1-9
From the parallels in form and content between Creation-Flood stories, is is more likely that someone (i.e., Moses) recorded such a work in the 15th century B.C. rather to attribute them to a collection of fragments that were distributed through the first half of the first millenium B.C.
Adam and Adapa: Two Anthropological Characters
The word "parallel," though difficult to replace, may be inappropriate and quite inadequate to take account of the complex relationships that exist between biblical and extrabiblical literary tradition. It is the purpose of this essay to address that problem with specific reference to the Adapa myth.
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