Adam as Israel: Genesis 1U3 as the Introduction to the Torah and Tanakh

Adam as Israel: Genesis 1U3 as the Introduction to the Torah and Tanakh

By: Seth D. Postell (author)Paperback

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Postell contends that the opening chapters of the Bible, when interpreted as a strategic literary introduction to the Torah and to the Tanakh, intentionally foreshadows Israel's failure to keep the Sinai Covenant and their consequent exile from the Promised Land, in order to point the reader to a future work of God. Postell highlights numerous intentional links between the story of Adam and the story of Israel and, in the process, explains numerous otherwise perplexing features of the Eden story. Postell employs a wealth of theologies to support his argument including those of Nicholas of Lyra, John Calvin, Wellhausen, Johannes Coccejus and Matthew Poole; successfully breathing new life into the wealth of exegeses.

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Seth D. Postell, formerly Assistant Professor of Old Testament at the Charles L. Feinberg Center for Messianic Jewish Studies (in partnership with Talbot School of Theology), is currently Lecturer in Biblical Studies at Israel College of the Bible in Netanya, Israel.


Contents List of Tables and Figures Acknowledgments List of Abbreviations 1 Introduction 2 History of Interpretation 3 Recent Studies 4 Methodology 5 A Text-Centered Analysis of Genesis 1-3, Part 1 6 A Text-Centered Analysis of Genesis 1-3, Part 2 7 Genesis 1-3: An Introduction to the Tanakh? Bibliography Scripture Index Subject and Name Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 26/04/2012
  • ISBN13: 9780227680193
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 216
  • ID: 9780227680193
  • weight: 320
  • ISBN10: 0227680197

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