During its 2,500-year life, the book of Genesis has been the key to important claims about reality, humanity and God in Judaism and Christianity and continues to play a central role in debates about science, politics and human rights.
Biblical scholar Ronald Hendel discusses the panoramic history of this iconic book, exploring its impact on Western religion, philosophy, science, politics, literature and more. Hendel traces how Genesis has shaped views of reality, and how changing views of reality have shaped interpretations of Genesis.
Ronald Hendel is the Norma and Sam Dabby Professor of Hebrew Bible and Jewish Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of many articles and books, including Remembering Abraham: Culture, Memory, and History in the Hebrew Bible. He is editor-in-chief of the Oxford Hebrew Bible (a new critical edition of Tanakh) and is an occasional columnist for Biblical Archaeology Review.
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