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Biblical Creation and Ancient Near Eastern Evolutionary Ideas

Ancient Near Eastern views should be considered part of the history of the idea of evolution. The biblical Creation account, in describing the divine actions through which God actually brought the cosmos into existence, was likely deconstructing the alternative theories or speculations of origins available in the Ancient Near East. Consequently, the biblical narrative can be used as well to deconstruct contemporary cosmogonies and evolution. This article was originally published on Perspective Digest, v.24/3.

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Similar Plan, Similar Response

ARTICLE. This article examines linguistic and thematic parallelisms found in two passages of Genesis (Gen 1:28-3:21 and Gen 9:1-27) that describe God’s instructions to humans at creation and after the flood, and their subsequent response. Published in Origins n. 65.

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Genesis and Creation in the Wisdom Literature

This article was originally published as a chapter in the book " The Genesis Creation Account and Its Reverberations in the Old Testament."

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The Creation Theme in Selected Psalms

This article was originally published as a chapter in the book "The Genesis Creation Account and Its Reverberations in the Old Testament."

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Creation in the Prophetic Literature of the Old Testament: An Intertextual Approach

This article was originally published as a chapter in the book "The Genesis Creation Account and Its Reverberations in the Old Testament."

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The Creation Theme in Psalm 104

This article was originally published as a chapter in the book "The Genesis Creation Account and Its Reverberations in the Old Testament".

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Creation Revisited: Echoes of Genesis 1 and 2 in the Pentateuch

This article was originally published as a chapter in the book "The Genesis Creation Account and Its Reverberations in the Old Testament."

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Creation in the Prophetic Literature of the Old Testament: An Intertextual Approach

Creation in the prophetic literature of the Old Testament is employed as a constant literary and theological reference which connects to a historical past, motivates the interpretation of the present, and moves towards a perspective for the future by means of a continuous contextualization of the topic via the triad creation–de-creation–recreation.

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Creation and Flood Implications of the First Angel’s Message in Revelation 14:7

Spiritually, in the end time, we sorely need to know the truth about the two key earth history issues discussed above— Creation and the Flood—because the way in which these questions are answered can either establish or undermine living faith in God.

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Genesis 9:1-7: Its Theological Connects with the Creation Motif

It is this writer’s desire to demonstrate the theological connections between the events after the flood and the Creation motif.

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The Literary Structure of the Genesis Creation Story

The Documentary hypothesis and the so-called Tatbericht-Wortbericht theory have been the two main starting points of any relevant scholarly study of this text. Recently, under the influence of contemporary literary studies, attention has been drawn to the validity of the synchronic approach, and more and more scholars have thus become aware of the importance of the literary structure of this text.

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