The Creation of Man and Woman: Interpretations of the Biblical Narratives in Jewish and Christian Traditions


This volume deals with the three stories about the creation of man and woman in the Hebrew Bible (Genesis 1:26-27; 2:7; and 2:18-25) and with diverse interpretations of these narratives in Judaism and Christianity, particularly in ancient Jewish and Christian texts: Old Testament Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, Philo, the apostle Paul, Patristic, Rabbinic, and Gnostic texts. Other chapters are devoted to John Miltons recreation of Eve and Adam, to a psycho-analytical reconsideration of the biblical creation stories, and to divine creation as a model for human creation in theatre and other art forms.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Ed Noort
  • Jan N. Bremmer
  • J.T.A.G.M. Van Ruiten
  • Annewies Van Den Hoek
  • L.J. Lietaert Peerbolte
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Boston
Publication year:
  • 2000


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