Stock Image

Image of God in the Garden of Eden The Creation of Humankind in Genesis 2:5-3:24 in Light of the mis pi, pit pi, and wpt-r Rituals of Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt

0 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 1575063484 / ISBN 13: 9781575063485
Published by Eisenbrauns
New Condition: New Hardcover
From Scholar's Source (Warsaw, IN, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since July 25, 2008

Seller Rating 4-star rating

Quantity Available: > 20

Buy New
Price: US$ 47.50 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.95 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Catherine McDowell presents a detailed and insightful analysis of the creation of ‘adam in Gen 2:5â€"3:24 in light of the Mesopotamian m?s pî p?t pî (?washing of the mouth, opening of the mouth?) and the Egyptian wpt-r (opening of the mouth) rituals for the creation of a divine image. Parallels between the mouth washing and opening rituals and the Eden story suggest that the biblical author was comparing and contrasting human creation with the ritual creation, animation, and installation of a cult statue in order to redefine ?elem ‘elohîm as a human beingâ€"the living likeness of God tending and serving in the sacred garden.McDowell also considers the explicit image and likeness language in Gen 1:26â€"27. Drawing from biblical and extrabiblical texts, she demonstrates that ?elem and d?mût define the divine-human relationship, first and foremost, in terms of kinship. To be created in the image and likeness of Elohim was to be, metaphorically speaking, God's royal sons and daughters. While these royal qualities are explicit in Gen 1, McDowell persuasively argues that kinship is the primary metaphor Gen 1 uses to define humanity and its relationship to God.Further, she discusses critical issues, noting the problems inherent in the traditional views on the dating and authorship of Gen 1â€"3, and the relationship between the two creation accounts. Through a careful study of the tà ledà t in Genesis, she demonstrates that Gen 2:4 serves as both a hinge and a ?telescope?: the creation of humanity in Gen 2:5â€"3:24 should be understood as a detailed account of the events of Day 6 in Gen 1.When Gen 1â€"3 are read together, as the final redactor intended, these texts redefine the divine-human relationship using three significant and theologically laden categories: kinship, kingship, and cult. Thus, they provide an important lens through which to view the relationship between God and humanity as presented in the rest of the Bible.; Bookseller Inventory # MCDIMAGEO

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Image of God in the Garden of Eden The ...

Publisher: Eisenbrauns

Binding: Hardcover/Hardback

Book Condition:New

About this title

Synopsis:

Catherine McDowell presents a detailed and insightful analysis of the creation of adam in Gen 2:5 3:24 in light of the Mesopotamian m s pî p t pî ( washing of the mouth, opening of the mouth ) and the Egyptian wpt-r (opening of the mouth) rituals for the creation of a divine image. Parallels between the mouth washing and opening rituals and the Eden story suggest that the biblical author was comparing and contrasting human creation with the ritual creation, animation, and installation of a cult statue in order to redefine elem elohîm as a human being the living likeness of God tending and serving in the sacred garden.


McDowell also considers the explicit image and likeness language in Gen 1:26 27. Drawing from biblical and extrabiblical texts, she demonstrates that elem and d mût define the divine-human relationship, first and foremost, in terms of kinship. To be created in the image and likeness of Elohim was to be, metaphorically speaking, God s royal sons and daughters. While these royal qualities are explicit in Gen 1, McDowell persuasively argues that kinship is the primary metaphor Gen 1 uses to define humanity and its relationship to God.


Further, she discusses critical issues, noting the problems inherent in the traditional views on the dating and authorship of Gen 1-3, and the relationship between the two creation accounts. Through a careful study of the tôledôt in Genesis, she demonstrates that Gen 2:4 serves as both a hinge and a telescope : the creation of humanity in Gen 2:5-3:24 should be understood as a detailed account of the events of Day 6 in Gen 1.


When Gen 1-3 are read together, as the final redactor intended, these texts redefine the divine-human relationship using three significant and theologically laden categories: kinship, kingship, and cult. Thus, they provide an important lens through which to view the relationship between God and humanity as presented in the rest of the Bible.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Specializing in the ancient Near East and biblical studies for more than 30 years. The Scholar's Source for all academic books, foreign and domestic, in the ancient Near East and biblical studies

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web sites. If you're
dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't arrived,
you're eligible for a refund within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. If you've changed your mind
about a book that you've ordered, please use the Ask bookseller a question link to contact us and we'll
respond within 2 business days.


Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express