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After the Flood: Stories of Origins in the Hebrew Bible and Eastern Mediterranean Literature [Hebrew]
Darshan, Guy

Jerusalem: Bialik Institute, 2018 pp. כג + viii + 376. NIS 111.00

Series Information
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

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Review by Aryeh Amihay
Published 6/13/2019
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).


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