Making Scripture Relevant to Modern Readers
In the earliest version of Genesis there is no creation story or flood. Abraham appears out of nowhere in Canaan. Isaac is killed for his fatherís sins and Jacob and his seven sons are the founders of Israel. The brothers donít sell Joseph down to Egypt and Judah doesnít exist. Genesis: Israelís Origins traces the slow development of this uniquely divergent account into the canonical text of the Book of Genesis.