Genesis: History, Fiction, or Neither? : Three Views on the Bible's Earliest Chapters
The contributors and views include:
James K. Hoffmeier: Theological History
Gordon J. Wenham: Proto-History
Kenton L. Sparks: Ancient Historiography
General editor and Old Testament scholar Charles Halton explains the importance of genre and provides historical insight in the introduction and helpful summaries of each position in the conclusion. In the reader-friendly Counterpoints format, this book helps readers to reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of each view and draw informed conclusions in this much-debated topic.
- Paperback | 176 pages
- 133 x 203 x 13mm | 154g
- 12 May 2015
- Grand Rapids, United States
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Table of contents
1. What is Genre?
2. The Importance of Genre for Biblical Interpretation
3. Genre and Genesis
1. History of Interpretation from the Patristic Period to the Reformation
2. Rise of Critical Scholarship
3. Discovery of Ancient Near Eastern Parallels
4. Contemporary Interpretations
John Oswalt--Theology History
Kenton Sparks--Ancient Historiography
About Charles Halton
Gordon J. Wenham (PhD, University of London) is tutor in Old Testament at Trinity College, Bristol, England, and professor emeritus of Old Testament at the University of Gloucestershire. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including Story as Torah and commentaries on Genesis, Leviticus, and Numbers.
Kenton L. Sparks (Ph.D., University of North Carolina) is professor of biblical studies and interim provost at Eastern University. He is author of several books, including Ancient Texts for the Study of the Hebrew Bible, God's Word in Human Words, and Sacred Word, Broken Word.
Charles Halton (PhD, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion) is an assistant Professor in Theology at Houston Baptist University. He has contributed to The IVP Dictionary of the Old Testament: Prophets and Reading Akkadian Prayers and Hymns: An Introduction. He is the co-author of The First Female Authors: An Anthology of Women's Writing in Mesopotamia and he maintains a blog at Awilum.com. He resides in Louisville, Kentucky.
Stanley N. Gundry is executive vice president and editor-in-chief for the Zondervan Corporation. He has been an influential figure in the Evangelical Theological Society, serving as president of ETS and on its executive committee, and is adjunct professor of Historical Theology at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. He is the author of seven books and has written many articles appearing in popular and academic periodicals.