Old Testament

Genesis

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From the magisterial six-day creation through Adam and Eve, the flood, the sacrifice of Isaac, and the Joseph story, Genesis contains many of the most well-known and beloved passages in the whole Bible. These are texts that have grounded beliefs and shaped faith communities for over two millennia.

Where do these stories come from? How do they relate to similar traditions from Israel’s neighboring cultures, and how have they grown over time until reaching the form we now have them in? How have our modern interpretations obscured what the texts might have originally meant? This study provides new perspectives for appreciating some of the most famous biblical stories.

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