Eschatology in Genesis

Forschungen zum Alten Testament
No. 57


By Jonathan Huddleston
December 2012
Mohr Siebeck
Distributed By Coronet Books Inc.
ISBN: 9783161519833                             
327 pages
$137.50 Paper Original

Jonathan Huddleston studied the Book of Genesis as a whole, however, this is a mainly to the expectations of the Jews at the time of the Persian Empire. While some of the history in Genesis, the prophecies of the prophets face it, interpret literary and historical evidence suggests that the Book of Genesis, the creation of Israel's relatively accurately told to lay a foundation for the hopes of Judea to an eschatological restoration. Promises to the patriarchs are for those who preserved the texts of Genesis, have compiled and maintain. Judea imagines his mythic destiny of a great nation that serves as a model and spread her blessings among the families of the earth. The vision of the Book of Genesis in relation to the fate of Israel is related to the post-exilic prophetic eschatology that sees Israel as a valuable seed that carries the promise of a still unrealized creative fertility in itself.


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