Revisiting the Days of Genesis
A Study of the Use of Time in Genesis 1–11 in Light of Its Ancient Near Eastern and Literary Context
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
"In Revisiting the Days of Genesis, B. C. Hodge examines the symbolic and theological meanings of time, days, and chronological periods within Genesis 1-11 in light of analogous ancient Near Eastern creation and flood stories and their use of time. The much richer interpretations of Genesis 1-11 that result make a strong case for moving away from preoccupations with trying to harmonize literalistic interpretations of time in Genesis in favor of hearing each text in its ancient context. The strengths of this work are its generous quotation of ancient Near Eastern texts, the clarity of explanations and interpretations of time in Genesis, attention to the history of interpretation in Jewish and Christian traditions, and a clearly stated set of theologically insightful conclusions."
Charles T. Haley Professor of Old Testament Theology
Chair of the Department of Biblical Studies
Princeton Theological Seminary