Foreword by Peter Machinist
Hermann Gunkel's groundbreaking "e;Schopfung und Chaos, "e; originally published in German in 1895, is here translated in its entirety into English for the first time. Even though available only in German, this work by Gunkel has had a profound influence on modern biblical scholarship.
Discovering a number of parallels between the biblical creation accounts and a Babylonian creation account, the "e;Enuma Elish,"e; Gunkel argues that ancient Babylonian traditions shaped the Hebrew people's perceptions both of God's creative activity at the beginning of time and of God's re-creative activity at the end of time.
Including illuminating introductory pieces by eminent scholar Peter Machinist and by translator K. William Whitney, Gunkel's "e;Creation and Chaos"e; will appeal to serious students and scholars in the area of biblical studies."e;
Creation and Chaos in the Primeval Era and the Eschaton
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Religio-Historical Study of Genesis 1 and Revelation 12
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