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Hidden Truths from Eden: Esoteric Readings of Genesis 1-3
Vander Stichele, Caroline and Susanne Scholz, editors

Atlanta: SBL Press, 2014 pp. x + 286. $36.95

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Description: Since the sixteenth century CE, the field of biblical studies has focused on the literal meaning of texts. This collection seeks to rectify this oversight by integrating the study of esoteric readings into academic discourse. Case studies focusing on the first three chapters of Genesis cover different periods and methods from early Christian discourse through zoharic, kabbalistic and alchemical literature to modern and post-postmodern approaches.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, Literature, Methods, Literary Approaches

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Review by Ronald Hendel
Published 9/14/2015
Citation: Ronald Hendel, review of Caroline Vander Stichele and Susanne Scholz, eds., Hidden Truths from Eden: Esoteric Readings of Genesis 1-3, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).


Review by Dylan M. Burns
Published 9/14/2015
Citation: Dylan M. Burns, review of Caroline Vander Stichele and Susanne Scholz, eds., Hidden Truths from Eden: Esoteric Readings of Genesis 1-3, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).


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