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By Paul Morris

ISBN-10: 1850753385

ISBN-13: 9781850753384

This number of essays by means of awesome students bargains a special, multi-faceted method of the certainty of the backyard tale. beginning with the motifs, context, constitution and language of the biblical textual content itself, the chapters hint the Jewish and Christian exegetical traditions, and advancements in literature and iconography. this can be a useful publication for college kids and students of bible study, theology, literature, artwork background and the psychology of religion.>

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Subjugation and supremacy are perversions of creation. Through disobedience the woman has become slave. Her initiative and her freedom vanish. 16—Therefore. . a man shall cleave to his wife and they shall become as one flesh' and 'To your husband shall be your desire, and he shall rule over you'—are both projected into our world, and coexist there. They represent the poles of innocence and experience. 7 There remains one further estrangement that arises out of the eating of the fruit—namely that between Adam, or the couple, and God.

Rhetorical Criticism (Pittsburgh: 38 A Walk in the Garden Pickwick Press, 1974). Although rhetorical critics have the great merit of taking as their starting point the 'received text' rather than the hypothetical pre-textual sources, their methods are closer to Gunkel than contemporary literary criticism. L. McKenzie, 'The Literary Characteristics of Genesis 2-3', TS 54 (1954), pp. 541-72. Robert Alter's call for 'A Literary Approach to the Bible' (Commentary, December 1975, pp. 70-71 [cf. his 'Scripture and Culture', Commentary, August 1985, pp.

29) is there any sexual undertone, yet here again the overriding meaning is of a woman lying helplessly stripped and vulnerable. The inescapable conclusion from these usages is that the primary significance of the Hebrew word Dili), 'nakedness' (in its various forms), is not sexuality at all but a state of defencelessness and helplessness, without possessions or power. For the first time, on seeing themselves through the eyes of God, the two human beings perceive their weakness, frailty and dependence.

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