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Myth and Reality in the Old Testament (Brevard S Childs) Paperback Book, (Wipf and Stock, 2009) 9781608990351
Myth and Reality in the Old Testament (Brevard S Childs) Paperback Book, (Wipf and Stock, 2009) 9781608990351
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Title: Myth and Reality in the Old Testament

Author: Childs, Brevard S

Publisher: Wipf and Stock; Publication Date: 2009

Paperback; ISBN: 9781608990351

Volumes: 1; Pages: 112

List Price in Paper: $15.00 Our price: $13.00

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Table of Contents Preface to the First Edition 7 Preface to the Second Edition 9 List of Abbreviations 11 I The Problem of a Definition of Myth 13 II Myth as an Understanding of Reality 17 A The Essence of Myth 17 B The Myth in Primitive Religion 21 C The Myth in Sumerian and Babylonian Religion 24 D The Myth in Ancient Egyptian Religion 27 III Myth in Conflict with Old Testament Reality 31 A Genesis 1.1-2 31 B Genesis 3.1-5 43 C Genesis 6.1-4 50 D Exodus 4.24-26 59 E Isaiah 11.6-9 65 F Isaiah 14.12-21 69 IV The Old Testament's Categories of Reality 73 A The Concept of Time 73 (1) An Analysis of Mythical Time 73 (2) The Biblical Category 75 B The Concept of Space 84 (1) An Analysis of Mythical Space 84 (2) The Biblical Category 85 V The Theological Problem of Myth 95 A Summary of the Results of our Exegesis 95 B The Theological Problem 97 (1) The New Reality in the Old Testament is 'New Israel' 97 (2) Our Position Contrasted with Other Approaches 99 (3) The Theological Implications of Our Approach to Reality 103 Index of Authors 107 Index of References 111
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