13 Jan About Understanding Genesis. “This book is designed to make the Bible of Israel intelligible, relevant, and hopefully, inspiring to a. biblical interpretation of history (Understanding Genesis, p. ). These observations underlie many of Sarna’s exegetical insights. In “The Deca'” logue” ( ). Nahum Mattathias Sarna was a modern biblical scholar who is best known for the study of Genesis and Exodus represented in his Understanding Genesis.

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Understanding Genesis by Nahum M. Sarna

His approach is both historical and theological. Sep 11, Ephrem Arcement rated it it was amazing. Seems like it’s full of a lot of interesting info, so maybe someday I’ll genessis again. Gail rated it it was amazing Apr 04, Additionally, Understanding Genesis shines when Sarna attempts to grapple with the theological purpose in telling the narratives of Genesis. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Learn more about Kindle MatchBook.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Understanding Genesis by Nahum M. The Heritage of Biblical Israel is a thirteen chapter journey through the book of Genesis. Previous page of related Sponsored Products.


I can’t rate this fairly as I’ve barely gotten into it but it is definitely not the droid I’m looking for. Nahum Sarna was born in London in to Jacob J.

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Henn, President of St. For example on creation “Not science It should be obvious that by the nature of things, none of these stories can possible be the product of human memory, not in any modern sense of the word scientific accounts of the origin Sarna has a unique perspective but it would not be my main commentary.

View all 6 comments. But I have a lot of the Western literary canon to tackle and an unknown amount of time in which to do it so I need to move on undersanding now. In the second half of the book Genesisthe focus shifts to the calling of Israel, its covenant relationship with God, and its place in salvation history.

Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of udnerstanding academic and scholarly community it serves. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Among Sarna’s extensive publications are a large number of works intended for a popular audience, and through these works he succeeded in introducing many laypeople to the modern study of the Bible.


Understanding Genesis

Sarna, The Bible as Literature by T. It places the stories and concepts in the context of what was happening to other cultures during the time when Genesis was written, and makes it all the more accepting and believable.

Refresh and try again. Sarna argues for the authenticity of these narratives in large part because of how little they fit in with later Israelite religion. Be the first to ask a question about Understanding Understandint. Again, the ethical monotheism of Israel is a stark contrast to its pagan neighbors. Happily, it has been republished as a Schocken paperback.

Old Testament Theology for Christians: Recommended for people like me who are interested in the historical basis of the bible. Nahum Sarna is a Jewish biblical scholar and Understanding Genesis is written from a uniquely Jewish perspective.

Instead of undermining confidence in Scripture, Sarna sees the best archaeological and historical data as supporting Scripture. English literature and biblical exegesis.