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Title: Interpretations of the Flood
Author: Garcia-Martinez, Florenti Gerard P Luttikhuizen (eds)
Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 1999
Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004112537
Volumes: 1; Pages: xii, 204
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This volume opens with an analysis of the biblical Flood story within its ancient Oriental context and with two essays devoted to the study of the Flood in Greek literature. Several essays are devoted to the interpretation of the biblical story in diverse ancient Jewish and Christian texts (Old Testament apocrypha, Gnostic mythology, patristic and rabbinic literature).The volume ends with a study about the interpretation of the Flood in the period of the Scientific Revolution and with an interpretation from the perspective of a twentieth-century psycho-analyst.ContentsEditorial Statement Preface List of Abbreviations The Stories of the Great Flood: Notes on Gen 6:5-9:17 in its Context of the Ancient Near East Near Eastern and Native Traditions in Apollodorus' Account of the Flood The Noah Story: Was it Known to the Greeks? The Interpretation of the Flood Story in the Book of Jubilees Interpretations of the Flood in the Dead Sea Scrolls Biblical Narrative in Gnostic Revision: The Story of Noah and the Flood in Classic Gnostic Mythology The Lesson of the Flood: [actual symbol not reproducible] in Rabbinic Tradition Noah, the Ark, and the Flood in Early Christian Theology: The Ship of the Church in the Making The Flood and the Scientific Revolution: Thomas Burnet's System of Natural Providence Where will the Water Stick? Considerations of a Psychoanalyst about the Stories of the Flood References to Ancient Texts "... a stimulating collection of high quality essays which illustrate well the development of the interpretation of the story of the flood both inside and outside the Bible."--P. J. Harland, Bibliotheca Orientalis, 2000.