In the Beginning: A New Interpretation of Genesis
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Karen Armstrong's Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life.
In this fascinating book by the author of A History of God and Jerusalem, one of the best-known and least-understood books of the Bible is clarified for modern readers. Armstrong shows readers how the ancient tales of the Creation, the Fall, Cain and Abel, Noah, Abraham, Jacob, and Joseph illuminate our most profound and impenetrable problems.
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The best-selling author of A History of God (LJ 9/15/93), Armstrong gives us here essentially a highly personal modern-day midrash. She interprets selected accounts of Genesis using an archetypal ... Read full review
Jacob and Esau
The Blessing of Jacob
A Blessing or a Curse?
The Rape of Dinah
The Fall of Jacob
The Possibility of Evil
Sin and Curse
Cain and Abel
The Evil Inclination
The New Adam
The Tower of Babel
Abraham and Pharaoh
The Friend of God
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Abimelech Abraham Abram Adam and Eve animals Arpachshad Basemath became the father Benjamin Bethel Bible Bilhah birds blessing bore born bowed bring brothers brought buried Cain called camels Canaanites Chedorlaomer circumcised covenant curse daughters deity descendants Dinah divine donkeys dream earth Edom Egypt Esau Esau’s evil face famine father’s house firstborn flesh flocks Flood fruit gave Genesis give God’s gods Hagar Hamor hand Haran heaven Hittite Hivite household human hundred Isaac Ishmael Israel Jacob Japheth Joseph Judah king Laban land of Canaan land of Egypt land of Goshen Leah Leah’s live LORD male mother’s Nahor night Noah Noah’s offspring Oholibamah Paddan-aram Pharaoh Promise Rachel Rebekah Reuben sacred Sarah Sarai sent serpent servant seven Shechem Shem Simeon sister slaves Sodom son’s sons story Terah told took tree wept wife woman wrestled Zilpah