By Isaac M. Kikawada,Arthur Quinn

Rebelling opposed to a century of previous testomony scholarship, Isaac M. Kikawada and Arthur Quinn persuasively argue that the 1st 11 chapters of Genesis aren't a literary patchwork through diversified editors as commonly meant, yet are the paintings of 1 writer of awesome 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 larger continue very conscientiously. As with Homer or Shakespeare, in case you imagine you might have obvious whatever incorrect, there may be anything fallacious along with your personal eyes. you're prone to be flawed than both of them."

Providing an exceptional case for the harmony of Genesis's first 11 chapters, Kikawada and Quinn circulation directly to exhibit how those chapters offer a proper constitution for different outdated testomony histories. Destined to have lasting impression on biblical scholarship, ahead of Abraham was once 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 jap experiences on the collage 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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