Andrews University Press

The Genesis Creation Account and Its Reverberations in the Old Testament
Edited by Gerald A. Klingbeil

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Gerald A. Klingbeil is research professor of Old Testament and Ancient Near Eastern Studies for the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University. He earned a DLitt degree in Ancient Near Eastern Studies from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.

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“This remarkable collection of studies on Genesis 1 and 2 takes one into the world when the chapters were first written and leads the reader through the Scriptural reflections on this most important of teaching among the poets, prophets, and wisdom writers of the Old Testament.”

Richard S. Hess

Earl S. Kalland Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages

Denver Theological Seminary

“The concept of origins is foundational for any worldview, and this volume usefully explores this concept from the perspective of biblical theology. Covering aspects of semantics, history of interpretation, exegesis, and theology, it shows the various entry points necessary to more fully appreciate biblical creation. Exploration of creation throughout the Old Testament canon is a welcome core of the book. The focus firmly remains the Old Testament and its world, so even discussions of evolution concentrate on ancient Near Eastern views rather than current scientific discussion.”

David W. Baker

Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages

Ashland Theological Seminary

“The subject is timely, given scientific advances, and a culture which challenges biblical morality. The biblical theology approach, beginning with Genesis and essays examining the Psalms, Wisdom literature (with interesting results), and the Prophets is commendable. Here is solid academic work appropriate for colleges, but also helpful to the educated church constituency.”

Elmer A. Martens

President emeritus and Professor of Old Testament emeritus

Fresno Pacific University (formerly Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary)


Introduction by Gerald A. Klingbeil

Biblical Cosmology

The Unique Cosmology of Genesis 1 against Ancient Near Eastern and Egyptian Parallels by Gerhard F. Hasel and Michael G. Hasel

The Myth of the Solid Heavenly Dome: Another Look at the Hebrew רָקיִע (rāqîaʿ) by Randall W. Younker and Richard M. Davidson

Creation Accounts and Creation Theology

The Genesis Account of Origins by Richard M. Davidson

Creation Revisited: Echoes of Genesis 1 and 2 in the Pentateuch by Paul Gregor

The Creation Theme in Psalm 104 by Richard M. Davidson

The Creation Theme in Selected Psalms by Alexej Murán

Genesis and Creation in the Wisdom Literature by Ángel M. Rodríguez

Creation in the Prophetic Literature of the Old Testament: An Intertextual Approach by Martin G. Klingbeil

Creation, Evolution, and Death

Biblical Creationism and Ancient Near Eastern Evolutionary Ideas by Ángel M. Rodríguez

“When Death Was Not Yet”: The Testimony of Biblical Creation by Jacques B. Doukhan

2015 | 408 pp.
ISBN: 978-1-940980-09-6
$ 24.99