Primeval History: Babylonian, Biblical, and Enochic: An Intertextual Reading

Front Cover
BRILL, Mar 21, 2011 - Religion - 610 pages
1 Review
Reviews aren't verified, but Google checks for and removes fake content when it's identified
Most cultures have myths of origin. The Babylonians were the first to combine blocks of traditions about primeval time into primeval histories where humans had a central role. In the first millennium there were different versions that influenced the concepts of primeval history within Jewish religion, both in the Bible and in the parallel Enochic tradition. Atrahasis and the traditions of primeval dynasties had crucial impact on Genesis; the traditions of the primeval apkallus as cosmic guardians were lying behind the Enochic Watcher Story. The book offers a comprehensive analytic comparison between the images of primeval time in these three traditions. It presents new interpretations of each of these traditions and how they relate to each other.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

Reviews aren't verified, but Google checks for and removes fake content when it's identified
User Review - Flag as inappropriate

This is good stuff

Contents

Introduction
1
Part One Mesopotamian Primeval Traditions
11
Part Two The Primeval History in Genesis
183
Part Three The Primeval History in the Book of Watchers
317
The Primeval History in Genesis and in the Watcher Story
531
Bibliography
575
Indices
593
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2011)

Helge S. Kvanvig, Dr. theol. (1984), University of Oslo, is professor in the Old Testament at the University of Oslo. He has published extensively on Early Jewish apocalyptic and Enochic texts including "Roots of Apocalyptic." (Neukirchen-Vluyn 1988).

Bibliographic information