Scholarly Approaches to Genesis 3

This week the Adult Bible Study Guide turns attention to the fall story in Genesis 3.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://spectrummagazine.org/node/11738

I’m teaching (leading the discussion) this Sabbath April 9 and I’m indebted to this article for insights into a subject that could, frankly, be depressing.

Understanding the context of scripture is important. Not just the context with in scripture but also in the wider context of the cultures of the time of writing. This is helpful in understanding the wider context.

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The whole course that this lecture is a part of can be found here: Introduction to the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) | Open Yale Courses

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