By Laurence A. Turner
The 4 narrative blocks which contain Genesis are prefaced via statements ('Announcements') which recommend ways that the consequent tales are inclined to improve. the writer concludes that the 'Announcements' impression their narratives in lots of other ways and they are deceptive signs of the way plots will strengthen. Genesis is extra involved to offer the ironies of human rationale and divine windfall than to recount the figuring out of any pre-ordained plan on God's half. This unique and fresh monograph, written in a full of life variety, is sure to change the best way readers take into account the Genesis tales.
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Muilenburg, 'Abraham and the Nations', pp. 389-90; de Pury, 'La tour de Babel', pp. 6-7. 2 This observation still stands, substantially, even if one accepts the view that the primaeval history as such ends in Gen. 21. Cf. Rendtorff, 'Genesis 8,21', pp. 69-78. (For a convincing rebuttal of RendtorfFs argument, see Steck, 'Genesis 12 1-3', pp. 1-3 is preceded by chs. 1—11, and immediately by the Babel narrative and the genealogies; the points of contact outlined above make a comparison mandatory.
The curse on the serpent not only reinforces the original human dominion but intensifies it by introducing human hostility toward serpents. g. Skinner, Genesis, p. 71; Sarna, Understanding Genesis, p. 26: It is not an independent creature; it possesses no occult powers; it is not a demoniacal being; it is not even described as evil, merely as being extraordinarily shrewd. Von Rad, Genesis, p. 87; Coats, Genesis, p. 124; Westermann, Genesis 1-11, p. 239; Vogels, 'L'etre humain', p. 529. 140, who takes the serpent to be a representation of Satan acknowledges that from the text of Genesis alone one can only conclude that humans were deceived by an animal.
G. Ps. 2 Read in isolation the command might seem to give unlimited power to humans over the animal creation. However, read within the context of the Creation account this human dominion has one severe limitation. Gen. 19-20). There is almost universal agreement among commentators that naming is a sovereign act (cf. , Lexicon, pp. 921-22; Koehler and Baumgartner, Lexicon, pp. 874-75. Cf. Lev. 17; Num. 23; Isa. 2, 6; Ezek. 4; Pss. 2; Lam. 13; Neh. 28; 2 Chron. 10. ', p. 222; Coats, 'The God of Death', p.
Announcements of Plot in Genesis by Laurence A. Turner