It took a year to read the Bible, then almost 9 months to read the Apocrypha. Now, I'm going to try to offer reflections on the Narrative Lectionary. But, I won't be posting daily--at least, for a while.

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,
Is Genesis 1 being ironized by Genesis 2-3, or does the ironic commenting work in the reverse?

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