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    Genesis and Job: A Cosmic Conversation in Conflict.William P. Brown - 2023 - Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology 77 (1):6-17.
    The creation account of Gen 1:1–2:3 is only one of several accounts featured in the Old Testament/hebrew Bible. The one account that most closely matches its cosmic orientation is the poetic description of creation given in Job 38–41. Nevertheless, both accounts are worlds apart regarding how they describe creation and what they find most important about creation. Their theological and literary differences make for a lively intertextual conversation, as entertained in the interpreter’s imagination. Let the dialogue begin.
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    She Decides: Reading Genesis 34 in Conversation with Narrative Ethics.Carrie Cifers - 2023 - Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology 77 (1):52-60.
    Genesis 34 is a troubling tale that includes an ambiguous sexual encounter (possibly rape), deception, brutal violence against an unsuspecting city, and the silence—or silencing—of the only female character, Dinah. This article models wrestling with this difficult passage through linguistic analysis and a narrative ethics framework that monitors the functions of reticence in narrative. Attending to the two major informational gaps—the narrator’s evaluation and the perspective of Dinah—alerts readers to the centrality of the latter as the key to unlocking the (...)
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    Abraham and the Multiverse.Judy Fentress-Williams - 2023 - Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology 77 (1):33-39.
    This article uses a dialogic approach to examine the character of Abraham in Genesis 18 in light of his multiple roles in the story and through the lens of internal family systems theory. The study of the varied characters of Abraham contributes to our understanding of God and the nature of God’s call on Abraham and by extension, our lives.
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    Convivial Gardens: Genesis 2–3 in Agrarian and Space-Critical Perspective.Alison Acker Gruseke - 2023 - Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology 77 (1):18-32.
    Genesis 2–3 is among the most beloved yet misunderstood texts in the Hebrew Bible. Many biblical and post-biblical interpretations focus on themes of sin, death, and God’s banishment of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden. These have fostered misapprehensions regarding the value of God’s creation and the dangerous image of an “Old Testament God of wrath.” This essay uses space-critical analysis to focus on the spaces of Eden—from ground to bodies to gardens—to show that Ivan Illich’s notion of (...)
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    The First Immigrants: The Migratory Roots of Biblical Identity.Theodore Hiebert - 2023 - Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology 77 (1):61-73.
    In order to engage more faithfully with the reality of migration in the modern world and the challenges of immigration in the United States today, we take a closer look at perspectives on immigration in Scripture. In the stories of their ancestors, the authors of Genesis describe their own origins as migratory, thereby claiming for themselves and their people an immigrant identity. To understand these migration narratives clearly, we construct a new set of lenses that view Israel’s ancestors as sedentary (...)
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    The Theological Pretension of the Ethical: Reframing the Jewish Significance of Genesis 22.Ethan Schwartz - 2023 - Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology 77 (1):40-51.
    Due to the influence of Christian philosopher Søren Kierkegaard, modern Jewish readings of the Aqedah, or “binding of Isaac” (Gen 22:1–19), tend to understand the story in terms of a conflict between divine command and human ethics. Drawing on both biblical and extrabiblical evidence, this article argues that the conflict in the story is more plausibly understood as one between divine command and covenantal promise. Despite not being about theological ethics in the usual sense, this interpretation may still have Jewish (...)
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    Genesis 25:19–34.Carolyn J. Sharp - 2023 - Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology 77 (1):77-79.
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    Genesis 18:1–15.Margaret A. Smerko - 2023 - Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology 77 (1):74-76.
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    Genesis 50:15-21.David M. Stark - 2023 - Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology 77 (1):80-82.
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