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Title The creation of heaven and earth : re-interpretation of Genesis I in the context of Judaism, ancient philosophy, Christianity, and modern physics / edited by George H. van Kooten
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 284 pages)
Series Themes in biblical narrative, 1388-3909 ; v. 8
Themes in biblical narrative ; v. 8. 1388-3909
Contents The creation of light in Genesis 1:1-5 : remarks on the function of light and darkness in the opening verses of the Hebrew Bible / Ed Noort -- Back to chaos : the relationship between Jeremiah 4:23-26 and Genesis 1 / Jacques van Ruiten -- "Lights serving as signs for festivals" (Genesis 1:14b) in Enūma eliš and early Judaism / Eibert Tigchelaar -- Creation in the Dead Sea scrolls / Florentino García Martínez -- Canonical and alternative creation myths in ancient Greece / Jan N. Bremmer -- Cosmic gods and primordial chaos in Hellenistic and Roman philosophy : the context of Philo's interpretation of Plato's Timaeus and the Book of Genesis / John Dillon -- God the creator, god the creation : Numenius' interpretation of Genesis 1:2 (Frg. 30) / Robbert M. van den Berg -- Galen and Genesis / Teun Tieleman -- The "true light which enlightens everyone" (John 1:9) : John, Genesis, the Platonic notion of "true, noetic light," and the allegory of the cave in Plato's Republic / George H. van Kooten -- Creation "out of " and "through" water in 2 Peter 3:5 / Edward Adams -- The history-of-religions background of 1 Timothy 4:4 : "everything that God as created is good" / Boudewijn Dehandschutter -- Reading creation : early medieval views of Genesis and Plato's Timaeus / Willemien Otten -- Design in nature : some current issues / René van Woudenberg -- Design in nature : some comments from the ancient perspective / John Dillon
Summary "This volume discusses the narrative of the macro-creation of heaven, earth and light in the first chapter of Genesis and focuses extensively on its later interpretations in different cultural and religious contexts."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Bible. Genesis, I -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. -- Congresses.
Bible. New Testament -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. -- Congresses.
Biblical cosmology -- Congresses.
Cosmology -- History -- Congresses.
Creation -- Biblical teaching -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Kooten, Geurt Hendrik van, 1969-
LC no. 2004059618
ISBN 1429452668 (electronic bk.)
9004142355 (acid-free paper)
9781429452663 (electronic bk.)
9789004142350 (acid-free paper)
(acid-free paper)