Genealogies: From More Disharmony to Restoration (4:17–Chap. 5)

Thomas L. Brodie

in Genesis as Dialogue

Published in print September 2001 | ISBN: 9780195138368
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199834037 | DOI:
 								Genealogies: From More Disharmony to Restoration (4:17–Chap. 5)

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The two sets of genealogical material (of 4:17–26 and ch. 5) bring about a dramatic expansion in Genesis’ story line. The two are complementary in their use of names and in other ways. The first portrays civilization's development and degeneration; the second, God's restorative influence. Genesis 5 takes up threads from all the preceding chapters.

Keywords: civilization; complementarity; development; genealogical; Genesis 4–5

Chapter.  4400 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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