Eve's children : the biblical stories retold and interpreted in Jewish and Christian traditions / / edited by Gerard P. Luttikhuizen.

This volume is devoted to the biblical stories about Eve's children, Cain, Abel and Seth, and to the rewritings and explanations of these stories in a variety of early Jewish and Christian sources (for example, Old Testament Apocrypha, Philo of Alexandria, and Targumim).

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Superior document:Themes in biblical narrative, v. 5
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Year of Publication:2003
Language:English
Series:Themes in biblical narrative ; v. 5.
Physical Description:1 online resource (252 p.)
Notes:Description based upon print version of record.
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Table of Contents:
  • PART ONE: EVE'S SONS AND DAUGHTERS
  • Eve’s Pain in Childbearing?
  • Interpretations of Gen 3:16a in Biblical and Early Jewish Texts
  • Eve’s Children in the Targumim
  • The Twin Sisters of Cain and Abel: A Survey of the Rabbinic Sources
  • Eve’s Demonic Offspring. A Jewish Motif in German Literature
  • PART TWO: CAIN AND ABEL
  • Brothers and Fratricide in the Ancient Mediterranean: Israel, Greece and Rome
  • Gen 4:1–16. From Paradise to Reality: The Myth of Brotherhood
  • Cain and Abel as Character Traits: A Study in the Allegorical Typology of Philo of Alexandria
  • Abel’s Speaking in Hebrews 11:4 and 12:24
  • Augustine on Cain and Abel
  • Milk and Blood, Heredity and Choice: Byron’s Readings of Genesis
  • The Symbol Story of the Human Soul: Cain and Abel in Steinbeck’s East of Eden
  • PART THREE: SETH
  • Seth in Sirach (Ben Sira 49:16)
  • Seth and the Sethites in Early Syriac Literature
  • Gnostic Ideas about Eve’s Children and the Salvation of Humanity