After the Flood: Stories of Origins in the Hebrew Bible and Eastern Mediterranean Literature [Hebrew]
Jerusalem: Bialik Institute, 2018 pp. כג + viii + 376. NIS 111.00
Biblical Encyclopedia Library, 35
Description: Published in Hebrew. In this book, Guy Darshan examines a series of traditions in the book of Genesis by comparing them to similar traditions in Ancient Near Eastern and classical Greek literature. While the book begins with a discussion of the Table of Nations pattern surrounding the Genesis flood stories, the book moves on to consider other narrative traditions in Genesis, ranging from the creation of the first woman in Eden, to the "two brothers"/"two nations" patterns in the Jacob cycle.
Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Pentateuch, Genesis, Ancient Near East, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Ancient Near Eastern History
Review by Aryeh Amihay
Citation: Aryeh Amihay, review of Guy Darshan, After the Flood: Stories of Origins in the Hebrew Bible and Eastern Mediterranean Literature [Hebrew], Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2019).
Adobe Acrobat Reader
All RBL reviews are published in PDF format. To view these reviews, you must have downloaded and installed the FREE version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have the Reader or you have an older version of the Reader, you can download the most recent version now.