Rick Wadholm has kindly allowed me to post a PDF of his Master’s Thesis “The Theological Meaning and Significance of Yom in Genesis 1″. Wadholm argues that when we come to interpreting “Yom” we seldom get any further than arguing whether the “days” are literal or figurative. While this [in my opinion] is not unimportant, the text has far more to teach us than just chronology. Wadholm compares the Genesis account with other accounts of creation from the ANE and concludes that Genesis is unlike any of them.
Today’s free commentary is the Rev Thomas Boston Johnstone’s Analysis of the Book of Genesis. This little book was one of many series of commentaries used by secondary school students in the late 19th and early 20th Century to prepare them for the entrance examinations for Oxford and Cambridge. My thanks to Book Aid for…
Essays on the Patriarchal Narratives brings together a team of seven Old Testament scholars who examine the evidence for the authenticity of Genesis 12-50. All of the essays are available for free access. Just click on the individual links below to view. Essays on the Patriarchal Narratives – Table of Contents The Patriarchs in Scripture…
The following article is now available on-line in PDF: Devora Steinmetz, “Vineyard, Farm, and Garden: The Drunkenness of Noah in the Context of Primeval History,” Journal of Biblical Literature 113.2 (Summer 1994): 193-207. Click here to view.
BiblicalStudies.org.uk has 32 free-to-download articles about the biblical character of Abraham. Click here to access them. Main image: Abraham’s Journey from Ur to Canaan, by József Molnár, 1850 (Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest). Image Source: Wikipedia
I have just uploaded the complete book in PDF format: Kenneth A. Kitchen, Ancient Orient and Old Testament. Chicago/London: IVP / The Tyndale Press, 1966. Hbk. pp.191. My thanks to Professor Kitchen for his permission to reproduce this book for the Web.
With thanks to Professor Emmrich for his kind permission the following article is now available on-line in PDF: Martin Emmrich, “The Temptation Narrative of Genesis 3:1-6: A Prelude to the Pentateuch and the History of Israel,” The Evangelical Quarterly 73.1 (Jan.-Mar. 2001): 3-20.