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This selection of essays by means of outstanding students deals a special, multi-faceted method of the certainty of the backyard tale. beginning with the motifs, context, constitution and language of the biblical textual content itself, the chapters hint the Jewish and Christian exegetical traditions, and advancements in literature and iconography. this is often a useful booklet for college students and students of bible study, theology, literature, paintings background and the psychology of religion.>

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Jacob; New York: Schocken Books, 1974), p. 30. 4. G. von Rad, Genesis (trans. J. Mark; London: SCM Press, 1972), p. 91. 5. P. Trible, 'Depatriarchalizing in Biblical Interpretation', in The Jewish Woman (ed. E. Koltun; New York: Schocken Books, 1976), pp. 227-28. 6. Trible, 'Depatriarchalizing', p. 227. 7. Landy, Paradoxes, p. 249. 8. Landy, Paradoxes, pp. 220ff. 9. Landy, Paradoxes, pp. 220-65. 10. Landy, Paradoxes, pp. 242-43. 11. M. Fishbane, Text and Texture: Close Readings of Selected Biblical Texts (New York: Schocken Books, 1979), p.

Landy, Paradoxes, pp. 220ff. 9. Landy, Paradoxes, pp. 220-65. 10. Landy, Paradoxes, pp. 242-43. 11. M. Fishbane, Text and Texture: Close Readings of Selected Biblical Texts (New York: Schocken Books, 1979), p. 17. 12. P. Goodman, Kafka's Prayer (New York: Schocken Books, 1976), p. 29. 13. M. Buber, Good and Evil (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952), p. 80. THE PARADISE MYTH: INTERPRETING WITHOUT JEWISH AND CHRISTIAN SPECTACLES Calum M. Carmichael No sophisticated biblical scholar, standing aside from Jewish or Christian tradition, today interprets the paradise story as a fall into a chasm from a state of innocence and bliss.

3-17. 23. McKnight writes that criticism should 'view literature in terms of readers and their values, attitudes and responses' (Bible, p. 15). 24. Michael Fishbane's analysis of the patterns in Genesis (Texts and Texture of Selected Biblical Readings [New York: Schocken Books, 1979], pp. 1-39) runs very close to the patterned rabbinic reading found in, for example, the first chapter of Genesis Rabbah. Likewise, his Biblical Interpretation in Ancient Israel (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1985) has obvious parallels with rabbinic exegesis.

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