The Notion of Life: in the Anthropological Discourse of the Primeval History - 10.1628/219222712805363935 - Mohr Siebeck
Theology

Andreas Schüle

The Notion of Life: in the Anthropological Discourse of the Primeval History

Volume 1 () / Issue 4, pp. 483-501 (19)

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As part of its narrative lines, the Primeval History includes a rich and diverse discourse about the notion of life: What constitutes life? Are there higher and lower forms of life that distinguish humans from animals? And finally, why does life end? This discourse revolves around two conceptual terms: whose meaning and theological significance this essay explores against the backdrop especially of the Psalms and sapiential literature.
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Andreas Schüle Born 1968; studied Theology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies in Heidelberg; PhD in Semitic Studies (Heidelberg); PhD in Old Testament Studies (Heidelberg); Habilitation in Old Testament (Zurich); 2005–12 Professor of Biblical Exegesis and Old Testament at Union Presbyterian Seminary (Richmond, Virginia); since 2012 Professor for Exegesis and Theology of the Old Testament (Leipzig) and Extraordinary Professor of Biblical Studies at the University of Stellenbosch (South Africa).