The Fall Reconsidered: A Literary Synthesis of the Primeval Sin Narratives against the Backdrop of the History of Exegesis

The Fall Reconsidered: A Literary Synthesis of the Primeval Sin Narratives against the Backdrop of the History of Exegesis

by Igal German

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ISBN-13: 9781498228466
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 05/27/2016
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Igal German (PhD, Wycliffe College, University of Toronto) teaches biblical studies at Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership and at eTeacher: Biblical Online Language Academy.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments ix

Abbreviations xi

Chapter 1 Review of Secondary Literature 1

Introduction 1

Review of Secondary Literature 3

Historical-Critical Scholarship in the Nineteenth Century

Genesis Studies in the Twentieth Century

Research on the Primordial Narratives in the Twenty-First Century

Thesis Statement 27

Methods 28

Conclusion 33

Chapter 2 The History of Interpretation from Antiquity to the Reformation 34

Second Temple Jewish Sources 35

Sirach

Wisdom of Solomon

Apocalyptic Traditions

Miscellaneous texts on the Sin Narratives

Conclusion

The New Testament 53

Romans 5

1 Corinthians 15

Romans 1

Hebrews 1 1 and 1 John 3

Conclusion

The Church Fathers 59

Irenaeus of Lyons

Cyril of Jerusalem and Salvian the Presbyter

Origen and Ephrem the Syrian

John Chrysostom

Augustine of Hippo

Conclusion

Martin Luther 73

John Calvin 76

Conclusion 77

Chapter 3 A Literary Synthesis of the Sin Narratives 79

The Markers of Narratival Unity 79

Toledot Formula

Diptych

The Primeval Characters

Silence and Voice

The Tests of Adam and Cain

Primordial Knowledge

Death Penalty

The Trials

Punishment and Hope

Conclusion 105

Chapter 4 Summary 107

Bibliography 111

Index of Ancient Documents 127

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