Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Imagining Creation

Leiden: Brill, 2010. First edition. Softcover. Quarto. xxii, 424pp. Index. Paperback. Illustrated wrappers with red spine lettered in white. Text illustrated with 4 African woodcuts and 18 color plates. A fine, as new copy.

"Imagining Creation" is a collection of views on creation by noted authors from different disciplines. Topics include creation accounts and iconography from Mesopotamia and Egypt, and cosmologies from India and Africa. (Publisher)

Contents: Mesopotamian creation stories / W.G. Lambert -- Creation stories in ancient Egypt / Stephen Quirke -- You can't get here from there : the logical paradox of ancient Indian creation myths / Wendy Doniger -- Stories of the beginning : origin myths in Africa south of the Sahara / Mineke Schipper -- Modern Jewish attitudes to the concept of myth / Wout Jac. van Bekkum -- Extract from Genesis 1-2 translation and commentary, Norton, NY 1996 / Robert Alter -- The Bible in the making : Slavonic creation stories / Florentina Badalanova -- Arab creation stories beyond the pale / Abdullah al-Udhari -- Lurianic creation myths / Daphne Freedman.

Part of the series: IJS Studies in Judaica, Volume 5. Fine. Item #51615
ISBN: 9789004186231

Price: $125.00