Genesis 1:26-7 as a statement of humanity’s divine parentage

Crouch, C.L. (2010) Genesis 1:26-7 as a statement of humanity’s divine parentage. Journal of Theological Studies, 61 (1). pp. 1-15. ISSN 1477-4607

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Abstract

The linguistic and cultural background of the words tslm and dmwt supports a reading of Gen. 1:26–7 as a statement of humanity’s divine parentage. As such it is intended to evoke the responsibilities of child to parent and of parent to child in the minds of its readers. Such an interpretation accommodates both the semantic range of the key terms tslm and dmwt and the sense that the statement is meant to be theologically significant.

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Additional Information: This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Journal of Theological Studies following peer review. The version of record, Crouch, C.L. Genesis 1:26-7 as a statement of humanity’s divine parentage. Journal of Theological Studies(2010)61,(1): 1-15 is available online at: http://jts.oxfordjournals.org/content/61/1/1.full
Keywords: Book of Genesis, Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near East, Genesis 1-11, Biblical Exegesis, Imago Dei
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Arts > School of Humanities > Department of Theology and Religious Studies
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1093/jts/flp185
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Depositing User: Crouch, Carly
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2016 09:45
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2016 09:51
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/31505

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