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 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…
The following article is now on-line in PDF: Herbert Marks, “Biblical Naming and Poetic Etymology,” Journal of Biblical Literature 114.1 (Spring 1995): 21-42. Click here to view.
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.
Today’s free book is George James Spurrell’s Notes on the Text of the book of Genesis. This volume requires a working knowledge of Hebrew – and occasionally Syriac. This public domain volume was digitised from a copy from Terence C. Mitchell’s library. George James Spurrell [1859-1897], Notes on the Text of the Book of Genesis…
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.
The following article is now on-line in PDF: H.G.M. Williamson, “The Old Testament and the Material World,” The Evangelical Quarterly 57.1 (Jan.-Mar. 1985): 5-22. Click here to view.