From: George Murphy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Dec 09 2002 - 07:58:50 EST
Jay Willingham wrote:
> Jim wrote:
> " ...With a few exceptions, I think
> most of this list has accepted Gen 1-11 as mythology/exaggeration.
> It's gotten a little boring to talk about."
> I'm coming in on the tail end of this, but I believe I am one of the "few
> How few are we?
I do not think that Gen.1-11 is historical narrative (though
it contains some
items of historical information) or a modern scientific account, and
I do think that it
contains some mythological elements, especially in the form of
"broken myth." But it
would be highly inaccurate to say that my view of these chapters is
"mythology/exaggeration" - especially if "mythology" is understood to
mean (as I suspect
it does here) something equivalent to "fairy tale."
George L. Murphy
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