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Historical Genesis: from Adam to Abraham

Historical Genesis: from Adam to Abraham

by Richard James Fischer


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The beginning chapters of Genesis come alive with characters, places, and events almost totally unknown outside of the Bible itself except when illuminated by the fascinating history of the ancient Near East. Did a man we call Adam actually exist? Was someone known to us as Noah warned of a cataclysmic flood and instructed to build an ark? Could the Tower of Babel incident actually have happened? When archaeological artifacts and literature began to surface from ancient Mesopotamia (present-day Iraq) nearly 200 years ago, only a handful of archaeologists dared to point out that there appeared to be a close relationship between Genesis and the ruminations of the Sumerians and Akkadians who once lived there. Often enduring great personal hardships, these archaeological pioneers produced copious translations and marvelous insights. Cuneiform texts compiled from almost two centuries of exploration have added significantly to our understanding of the historical underpinnings of the Old Testament. The reader will gain a new appreciation for the historical integrity of Genesis 2-11, and marvel at the evidence that the persons, places, and events depicted, though long misunderstood, could be real. Please visit Richard J. Fisher's web site at

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761838074
Publisher: UPA
Publication date: 01/28/2008
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 6.05(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.74(d)

About the Author

Richard James Fischer is founder and president of the Genesis Proclaimed Association, a ministry dedicated to finding harmony in the Bible, science, and history. He earned a B.S. from the University of Missouri and a Master's degree in theology from Evangel Theological Seminary in Virginia. Under the pen name 'Dick Fischer' he has been published in The Washington Post, Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith, Cosmic Pursuit, and Teachers of Vision. He is an active member of the American Scientific Affiliation, Alliance for Science, Interdisciplinary Biblical Research Institute, and the Christian Educators Association International.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 A Man Called Adam Chapter 3 A Place in History: Adam and Associates Chapter 4 Locating the Garden of Eden Chapter 5 Original Sin: Just Say No! Chapter 6 Pottery Tales Chapter 7 Adam and the Legend of Adapa Chapter 8 Cain's Lament: Don't Let Them Kill Me! Chapter 9 Pre-Flood Cities Are Post-Flood Cities Chapter 10 Wives Tales Chapter 11 The Great Flood: Local or Global? Chapter 12 Geological Flood Evidence Chapter 13 Revelations in Clay Chapter 14 "We Have Found the Flood" Chapter 15 Fountains of the Deep Chapter 16 Surviving the Great Flood Chapter 17 Parallel Verses Chapter 18 The Post-Flood Period: Out and About Chapter 19 The Tower of Babel: Less Confusing Chapter 20 Searching for Babel Chapter 21 Further Explorations Chapter 22 A Father of Nations in a Land of Turmoil

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