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Reading the Cain and Abel story from the angle of earth

Lockwood, Peter (2012) Reading the Cain and Abel story from the angle of earth. Lutheran Theological Journal, 46 (2). pp. 106-118. ISSN 0024-7553

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    Abstract

    It has come as a surprise to note how rarely the standard Genesis commentaries make a point of referring to the role that Earth plays in the story of Cain and Abel in chapter 4. Some refer to it in passing. Others ignore it altogether. And that is despite the fact that the word 'Earth', or more accurately 'soil' ('adamah), occurs in the story six times, the word 'land' ('erets) appears once, and there is only one word that occurs more often, the word 'brother' which occurs seven times.

    Item Type: Published Articles
    Repository Version: Published Version
    Keywords (separated by commas): Philosophy of nature, Theology, Doctrinal, Philosophy, Christianity
    Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
    Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
    Type of Activity: Strategic Basic Research
    Subject Area(s): B - Biblical Studies, general
    Association with University of Divinity: ALC: Australian Lutheran College
    Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
    Date Deposited: 09 May 2014 16:16
    Last Modified: 11 Nov 2014 11:11
    URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1473

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