Creation in Jewish and Christian Tradition

Creation in Jewish and Christian Tradition

Hardback JSOT Supplement (Hardcover)

By (author) Graf Henning Reventlow, Edited by Yair Hoffman, Edited by Graf Henning Reventlow

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  • Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
  • Format: Hardback | 378 pages
  • Dimensions: 158mm x 234mm x 26mm | 699g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2002
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1841271624
  • ISBN 13: 9781841271620
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,839,802

Product description

This volume brings together Jewish and Christian scholars with perspectives on Creation in the Bible (Tanakh, Old Testament, New Testament), in ancient Egypt and Israel, and at Qumran, as well as contemporary theological, philosophical and political issues raised by the biblical, Jewish and Christian concepts of creation.

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Author information

Henning Graf Reventlow is Professor Emeritus of Old Testament Exegesis and Theology, Faculty of Protestant Theology, University of the Ruhr, Bochum, Germany. Y. Hoffman is an Emeritus Professor of Bible at Tel-Aviv University. He has published books on various biblical topics such as: of the Exodus; Prophecies Against Foreign nations; The book of Job; recently he has published a 2 volumes' commentary on the Book of Jeremiah.

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."..an outstanding selection...Offering a compendium of thoughtful, extensive, informative, and adroitly discussed complex theological issues, Creation in Jewish and Christian Tradition is very highly recommended for advanced academic religious studies reading lists and reference collections." Bookwatch, July 2002

Table of contents

Part I: poetic style and parallelism in the creation account (Genesis 1.1-2.3); the first creation story - canonical and diachronic aspects; God as Creator and Lord of Nature in the Deuteronomistic; Deutero-Isaiah's typological use of Jacob in the portrayal of Israel's national renewal; creation in Paul's theology; "See, I am making all things new" - new creation in the book of Revelation; creation as a topic in biblical theology. Part II: patterns of creation in Ancient Egypt; the creation of the world and the shaping of ethos and religion in Ancient Israel; God's golem - the creation of the human in Genesis 2; the idea of creation and its implications in Qumran literature. Part III: providence - an unsolved problem of the doctrine of creation; creation or nature? about the dialogue between theology and natural sciences; the concept of creation in the conciliar process of justice, peace and the integrity of creation (JPIC).