Monday, April 28, 2014

Reflection for the Week–April 28

Genesis 1-3, the founding narrative of the nation of Israel, does not fit comfortably in the ancient Near Eastern categories of myth or history. Probably better to see the story as representing a “possible world” (not entirely actual, but not entirely unreal) that mixes together a post-Exodus picture of law, and an explanation and exploration of God, humanity, and creation.