The Food of Life and the Food of Death in Texts from the Old Testament and the Ancient Near East

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This article examines the Garden Story of Genesis 2-3, the Book of Proverb’s discourse on Wisdom and Folly, and 1 Samuel 25’s story about Nabal and Abigail in light of the Mesopotamian myth of Adapa’s play with motifs of wisdom, divinity and immortality. All these narratives expose ambiguities that put their protagonists and their audience to the test: can the created see through the trickster play of the gods and make the right choice?
TitelBiblical Narratives, Archaeology and Historicity. : Essays In Honour of Thomas L. Thompson.
RedaktørerLukasz Niesiolowski-Spanò, Emanuel Pfoh
Antal sider16
Udgivelses stedLondon and New york
ForlagBloomsbury T&T Clark
ISBN (Trykt)978-0-5676-8656-5
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-0-5676-8657-2
StatusUdgivet - 2019

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