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The Origins of the World's Mythologies

E.J. Michael Witzel

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195367461
eISBN:
9780199932047
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367461.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This book is an ambitious work on mythology. Focusing on the oldest available texts, buttressed by data from archeology, comparative linguistics, and human population genetics, this book reconstructs ... More


Precursors to the Eden Narrative (Gen 2:4b–3:24)

David M. Carr

in The Formation of Genesis 1-11: Biblical and Other Precursors

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190062545
eISBN:
9780190062576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190062545.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter offers a diachronically informed synchronic reading of the Garden of Eden story (Gen 2:4b–3:24) as a complex meditation on a mix of themes surrounding human identity and mortality that ... More


The Formation of Narratives about Adam and Eve’s Descendants (Genesis 4)

David M. Carr

in The Formation of Genesis 1-11: Biblical and Other Precursors

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190062545
eISBN:
9780190062576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190062545.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

The chapter opens with a survey of the extensive parallels between Genesis 2–3 and the story of Cain and Abel. Though some such parallels probably emerge from the modeling of elements in Genesis 4 on ... More


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