Legends of Genesis by Hermann Gunkel

Today’s free book is a classic of Old Testament criticism, The Legends of Genesis, written by a leading member of the History of Religions School, Hermann Gunkel. This book is actually an English translation of the introduction to the author’s large commentary on Genesis. My thanks to Book Aid for making a copy of this public domain title available for digitisation.

Hermann Gunkel [1862-1932], The Legends of Genesis. Chicago: Open Court Publishing Co., 1901. Hbk. pp.164. [Click here to visit the download page for this title]

Table of Contents

  • Publisher’s Note
  1. The Significance ans Scope of the Legends
  2. The Varieties of the Legends
  3. The Literary Form of the Legends
  4. Histoey of the Development of the Legends in Oral Tradition
  5. Jahvist, Elohist, Jehovist, Later Collections
  6. Preistly Codex and Final Redaction
  • Index

Image credit: Michelangelo – Creation of Adam (cropped). Source: Wikipedia


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