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The creation of heaven and earth : re-interpretation of Genesis I in the context of Judaism, ancient philosophy, Christianity, and modern physics / edited by George H. van Kooten.

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Subject: Bible. Genesis, I. > Criticism, interpretation, etc. > Congresses.
Bible. New Testament > Criticism, interpretation, etc. > Congresses.
Bible. A.T. Genèse. I > Critique, interprétation, etc.
Bible. New Testament > Critique, interprétation, etc. > Congrès.
Bible. Genesis, I.
Bible. New Testament.
Creation > Biblical teaching > Congresses.
Biblical cosmology > Congresses.
Cosmology > History > Congresses.
Création > Enseignement biblique > Congrès.
Cosmologie biblique > Congrès.
Cosmologie > Histoire > Congrès.
Genre: Electronic books.
Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9781429452663
  • ISBN: 1429452668
  • ISBN: 9789004142350
  • ISBN: 9004142355
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 284 pages).
  • Publisher: Leiden ; Brill, 2005.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The creation of light in Genesis 1:1-5 : remarks on the function of light and darkness in the opening verses of the Hebrew Bible / Ed Noort -- Back to chaos : the relationship between Jeremiah 4:23-26 and Genesis 1 / Jacques van Ruiten -- "Lights serving as signs for festivals" (Genesis 1:14b) in Enūma eliš and early Judaism / Eibert Tigchelaar -- Creation in the Dead Sea scrolls / Florentino García Martínez -- Canonical and alternative creation myths in ancient Greece / Jan N. Bremmer -- Cosmic gods and primordial chaos in Hellenistic and Roman philosophy : the context of Philo's interpretation of Plato's Timaeus and the Book of Genesis / John Dillon -- God the creator, god the creation : Numenius' interpretation of Genesis 1:2 (Frg. 30) / Robbert M. van den Berg -- Galen and Genesis / Teun Tieleman -- The "true light which enlightens everyone" (John 1:9) : John, Genesis, the Platonic notion of "true, noetic light," and the allegory of the cave in Plato's Republic / George H. van Kooten -- Creation "out of " and "through" water in 2 Peter 3:5 / Edward Adams -- The history-of-religions background of 1 Timothy 4:4 : "everything that God as created is good" / Boudewijn Dehandschutter -- Reading creation : early medieval views of Genesis and Plato's Timaeus / Willemien Otten -- Design in nature : some current issues / René van Woudenberg -- Design in nature : some comments from the ancient perspective / John Dillon.
Review: "This volume discusses the narrative of the macro-creation of heaven, earth and light in the first chapter of Genesis and focuses extensively on its later interpretations in different cultural and religious contexts."--Jacket.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.

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