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Eden Narrative

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Hardcover, 180 pages
Published December 1st 2007 by Amer Oriental Society (first published January 2007)
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D.J. Butler
May 17, 2012 D.J. Butler rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, bible
This short book analyzes Genesis 2-3 as a narrative. It's very good, and I wish to make one criticism and one observation about it.

The criticism is that the book occasionally wanders heavily into literary theory. I find this unnecessary every time the author does it and a distraction, and it may be as much a challenge to the average reader as the occasional transliterated Hebrew or Akkadian.

The observation is that Mettinger bends over backward to avoid making any connection between the Eden Narr
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Kellyann
Nov 14, 2014 Kellyann rated it really liked it
Shelves: bible, sell
A narratological anaysis of Genesis 2-3, including a chapter on the Adamic myths of Ezekiel 28 and Job 15.7-8 and one on Adapa and Gilgamesh. Focuses on the themes of wisdom and immortality. Very persuasive and readable.
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