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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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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: 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
Subjects: B - Biblical Studies, general
College/Association with University of Divinity: ALC: Australian Lutheran College
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 09 May 2014 06:16
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2014 00:11
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1473

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