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Creation of Heaven and Earth : Re-interpretations of Genesis I in the Context of Judaism, Ancient Philosophy, Christianity, and Modern Physics.

By: Publisher: Leiden : BRILL, 2004Copyright date: ©2005Description: 1 online resource (299 pages)Content type:
  • text
Media type:
  • computer
Carrier type:
  • online resource
ISBN:
  • 9781433704390
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Creation of Heaven and Earth : Re-interpretations of Genesis I in the Context of Judaism, Ancient Philosophy, Christianity, and Modern PhysicsDDC classification:
  • 222/.1106
LOC classification:
  • BS680.C69 -- C74 2005eb
Online resources:
Contents:
Intro -- Introduction -- List of Principal Abbreviations -- Contributors -- Part I. Creation in Genesis, Jeremiah, the Ancient Near East, and Early Judaism -- 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 J.C. Tigchelaar) -- Creation in the Dead Sea Scrolls (Florentino García Martínez) -- Part II. Creation in Ancient Greece, Ancient Philosophy, and the Earliest Graeco-Roman Interpretations of Genesis -- 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) -- Part III. Creation in the Johannine, Petrine, and Pauline Literatures -- The 'True Light which Enlightens Everyone' (John 1:9): John, Genesis, the Platonic Notion of the 'True, Noetic Light,' and the Allegory of the Cave in Plato's Republic (George H. van Kooten) -- Creation 'Out of' and 'Through' Water in 2Peter 3:5 (Edward Adams) -- The History-of-Religions Background of 1Timothy 4:4: 'Everything that God has Created is Good' (Boudewijn Dehandschutter) -- Part IV. Creation in the Middle Ages and Modernity -- 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) -- Index of Ancient Texts.
I. Ancient Near Eastern Texts -- II. Greek and Latin Pagan Texts -- III. Jewish Texts -- 1. Hebrew Bible -- 2. Apocrypha and Septuagint -- 3. Pseudepigrapha and other Jewish Texts -- 4. Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Texts -- 5. Philo of Alexandria -- 6. Josephus -- 7. Targumim -- 8. Rabbinic Texts -- IV. Christian Texts -- 1. New Testament -- 2. Early Christian and MedievalWriters.
Summary: This volume is about significant re-interpretations of the 'creation of heaven and earth' as narrated in Genesis 1. The contents and contexts of these later interpretations extend through Early Judaism, Christianity, ancient myth and philosophy right up till the modern discussion about design in Nature.
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Intro -- Introduction -- List of Principal Abbreviations -- Contributors -- Part I. Creation in Genesis, Jeremiah, the Ancient Near East, and Early Judaism -- 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 J.C. Tigchelaar) -- Creation in the Dead Sea Scrolls (Florentino García Martínez) -- Part II. Creation in Ancient Greece, Ancient Philosophy, and the Earliest Graeco-Roman Interpretations of Genesis -- 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) -- Part III. Creation in the Johannine, Petrine, and Pauline Literatures -- The 'True Light which Enlightens Everyone' (John 1:9): John, Genesis, the Platonic Notion of the 'True, Noetic Light,' and the Allegory of the Cave in Plato's Republic (George H. van Kooten) -- Creation 'Out of' and 'Through' Water in 2Peter 3:5 (Edward Adams) -- The History-of-Religions Background of 1Timothy 4:4: 'Everything that God has Created is Good' (Boudewijn Dehandschutter) -- Part IV. Creation in the Middle Ages and Modernity -- 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) -- Index of Ancient Texts.

I. Ancient Near Eastern Texts -- II. Greek and Latin Pagan Texts -- III. Jewish Texts -- 1. Hebrew Bible -- 2. Apocrypha and Septuagint -- 3. Pseudepigrapha and other Jewish Texts -- 4. Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Texts -- 5. Philo of Alexandria -- 6. Josephus -- 7. Targumim -- 8. Rabbinic Texts -- IV. Christian Texts -- 1. New Testament -- 2. Early Christian and MedievalWriters.

This volume is about significant re-interpretations of the 'creation of heaven and earth' as narrated in Genesis 1. The contents and contexts of these later interpretations extend through Early Judaism, Christianity, ancient myth and philosophy right up till the modern discussion about design in Nature.

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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2019. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.

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