Genesis's Unity

Thomas L. Brodie

in Genesis as Dialogue

Published in print September 2001 | ISBN: 9780195138368
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199834037 | DOI:
 								Genesis's Unity

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Arguments against the unity of Genesis seem strong. These arguments include variation in style, language, divine names, and theological viewpoints, repetitions and doublets, and internal contradictions. However, while Hermann Gunkel read these features as reflecting the confusion of oral tradition, recent literary criticism has begun to recognize that they are expressions of deliberate literary artistry.

Keywords: divine names; doublets; Genesis; Hermann Gunkel; literary; oral tradition; repetition; unity; variation

Chapter.  3118 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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