By Isaac M. Kikawada,Arthur Quinn

Rebelling opposed to a century of outdated testomony scholarship, Isaac M. Kikawada and Arthur Quinn persuasively argue that the 1st 11 chapters of Genesis will not be a literary patchwork via various editors as broadly meant, yet are the paintings of 1 writer of remarkable subtlety and skill.

Comparing Genesis 1-11 with primeval histories from the traditional close to East, Kikawada and Quinn urge their readers to understand the ingenuity of Genesis's writer: "When we expect we discover this writer dozing, we had higher continue very rigorously. As with Homer or Shakespeare, if you happen to imagine you've obvious whatever flawed, there may be whatever fallacious together with your personal eyes. you're likely to be flawed than both of them."

Providing an effective case for the harmony of Genesis's first 11 chapters, Kikawada and Quinn circulation directly to express how those chapters supply a proper constitution for different previous testomony histories. Destined to have lasting influence on biblical scholarship, ahead of Abraham used to be will supply students, clergy, and scholars a brand new appreciation of serious religious study and a brand new speculation for the formation of Genesis.

Isaac M. Kikawada taught close to japanese experiences on the college of California at Berkeley, the place he earned his PhD.

Arthur Quinn taught Rhetoric on the collage of California at Berkeley and holds an MA and PhD from Princeton University.

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