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Extract From Genesis 1–2 Translation And Commentary, Norton, Ny 1996

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This chapter presents an extract from Genesis 1-2 Translation and Commentary in the book. Genesis 1:2 presents an initial condition of creation. The book discusses a set of creation stories by noted authors from different disciplines, each set belonging to a particular region, ranging from ancient to modern times. It provides religious interpretation of the holy scripture based on the creation. The book describes Jewish reflections on the biblical creation stories, creation stories in ancient India, ancient Egypt, and Europe. It explains oral tradition of the tellers of the African and Bulgarian stories. The book also illustrates Slavonic and Arab creation stories and Lurianic creation myths.

Keywords: ancient Egypt; biblical creation stories; Genesis 1-2; Jewish reflections; Lurianic creation myths



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