The politics of textual subversion: A diachronic perspective on the garden of Eden story

Carr, David
December 1993
Journal of Biblical Literature;Winter93, Vol. 112 Issue 4, p577
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
The article presents an examination into the Biblical account of the Garden of Eden, found in Genesis 2-3, asserting that its final form is best understood as the result of a complex intertextual process. Topics addressed include the tradition history of Genesis 2-3, the form of the work as an anti-wisdom story which uses literary effect for its delivery, and the socio-historical dimensions of the inversion of tradition in Genesis 2-3.


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