Is Genesis 1 being ironized by Genesis 2-3, or does the ironic commenting work in the reverse?
Monday, September 5, 2016
Genesis 2:4b-7, 15-17; 3:1-8
I've been reading Carolyn Sharp's Irony and Meaning in the Hebrew Bible. In discussing the different versions of creation in Genesis, she posits that while Genesis 1 with its interest in power and the controlling of chaos is a countering of the muddiness and unpredictable relationships we see in Genesis 2-3. She then asks,