Adam to Ahab: Myth and History in the Bible

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Contents
ixAcknowledgments 
xiA Plausible Fiction Masquerading as History 
xviiIntroduction 
1Chapter 1 Jonah and Nahum: Myth and History 
  Jonah1
  Nahum7
  Sources and Additional Reading9
11Chapter 2 The Documentary Hypothesis 
  Dating The Sources26
  The Dating of P26
  The Dating of J27
  The Dating of E32
  Dating the Deuteronomist33
  Conclusion33
  Sources and Additional Readings35
37Chapter 3 Creation 
  Day37
  What do the words “Adam” and “Eve” mean?47
  Did sin enter the world through Eve’s action?49
  If Eve is not responsible for evil, did J’s God create evil?50
  Why were Adam and Eve expelled from Eden?52
  The Flood57
  The Tower of Babel66
  Final Comment on P’s Creation Account in Genesis 1-2.4b68
  Conclusion69

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Dedication v
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • A Plausible Fiction Masquerading as History xi
  • Introduction xvii
  • Chapter 1 - Jonah and Nahum- Myth and History 1
  • Chapter 2 - The Documentary Hypothesis 11
  • Chapter 3 - Creation 37
  • Chapter 4 - Origin of the Israelites in Judea 75
  • Chapter 5 - The Deuteronomist vs. Ahab 117
  • Epilogue 131
  • Index 133
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