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In the beginning : essays on creation motifs in the ancient Near East and the Bible / Bernard F. Batto.

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Subject: Bible. Genesis, I-XI > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Creation > Biblical teaching.
Middle East > Religion.
Middle Eastern literature > History and criticism.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 1575066971
  • ISBN: 9781575066974
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (vi, 241 pages) : illustrations.
  • Publisher: Winona Lake, Indiana : Eisenbrauns, 2013.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: ""Contents""; ""Introduction""; ""Chapter 1 The Ancient Near Eastern Context of the Hebrew Ideas of Creation""; ""Chapter 2 Paradise Reexamined""; ""Chapter 3 The Institution of Marriage in Genesis 2 and in Atrahasis""; ""Chapter 4 The Divine Sovereign:The Image of God in the Priestly Creation Account""; ""Chapter 5 The Sleeping God: An Ancient Near Eastern Motif of Divine Sovereignty""; ""Chapter 6 The Reed Sea: Requiescat in Pace""; ""Chapter 7 The Covenant of Peace:A Neglected Ancient Near Eastern Motif""; ""Chapter 8 The Malevolent Deity in Mesopotamian Myth""; ""Index of Authors""
Source of Description Note: Print version record.

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