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In the Beginning
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The Ancient Near Eastern Context of the Hebrew Ideas of Creation1. Introduction2. Egyptian Ideas of Creation3. Mesopotamian Ideas of Creation4. Canaanite Ideas of Creation5. Hebrew Ideas of CreationParadise Reexamined1. Was a Paradise Motif Known in Mesopotamia?2. Is There a Paradise Motif in Genesis?The Institution of Marriage in Genesis 2 and in Atrahasis1. The Institution of Marriage in Atrahasis2. Implications for Genesis 2:23-24The Divine Sovereign: The Image of God in the Priestly Creation Account1. Divine Sovereignty in the Ancient Near East2. Yahweh's Kingship in the Hebrew Bible3. The Image of the Deity in the Priestly Creation StoryThe Sleeping God: An Ancient Near Eastern Motif of Divine Sovereignty1. The Motif within Its Ancient Near Eastern Setting2. Biblical Appropriations of the Motif of Sleeping DeityThe Reed Sea: Requiescat in PaceThe Covenant of Peace: A Neglected Ancient Near Eastern Motif1. The Biblical Covenant of Peace2. Primeval Pattern A3. Primeval Pattern B4. The Motif of Planting PeaceThe Malevolent Deity in Mesopotamian Myth1. Introduction2. Gods Proper Who on Occasion Act as Malevolent Deities3. The Chaos Monster Tradition4. Marduk: The Inscrutable Divine SovereignIndexesIndex of AuthorsIndex of Scripture

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