The Value of Human Life

A Study of the Story of the Flood (Genesis 6-9)
Brill (Verlag)
  • 1. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 1. Mai 1996
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 246 Seiten
978-90-04-10534-8 (ISBN)
All those interested in the theology and ethics of the Old Testament, Hebrew language, and method in Biblical study, particularly source-critical and literary issues.
  • Englisch
  • Leiden
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  • Niederlande
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • mit Schutzumschlag
  • Höhe: 246 mm
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  • Breite: 162 mm
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  • Dicke: 21 mm
  • 612 gr
978-90-04-10534-8 (9789004105348)
9004105344 (9004105344)
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Peter J. Harland, Ph.D. (1992) in Theology, University of Durham works in the Academic Registrar's Department of the University of Southampton. He is currently researching the life of S.R. Driver.
This book examines the way in which the story of the flood in Genesis 6-9 presents the ethical question of the value of human life. The sources J and P are examined to see how their combination in the canonical text enhances interpretation.
Several themes of the story are studied including the causes of the flood, the righteousness of Noah, God's repentance, creation and uncreation, the covenant and the image of God. The work concludes by arguing that the value of human life is found in man's relation to God (Gen. 9:6).

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