The billions who have professed faith in the God of Abraham over millennia of human history may then be fairly called Yahwists
In this companion to his 2006 The Trial of Innocence: Adam, Eve, and the Yahwist
Lacocque (emeritus Old Testament, Chicago Theological Seminary) extends his essay on the dialectic anthropology in Genesis 2:4-4:1 according to J, the so-called Yahwist
literary source responsible for much of the narrative part in the chapters 2-11 of Genesis.
What about the much older Yahwist
Genesis 2 story of the creation of humanity?
Lemche, The Canaanites and Their Land (Sheffield, UK: Sheffield Academic, 1991) and The Israelites in History and Tradition (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 1998); John Van Seters, Prologue to History: The Yahwist
as Historian in Genesis (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 1992) and The Life of Moses: The Yahwist
as Historian in Exodus-Numbers (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 1994); William G.
Paul installed women as leaders in the churches he founded; 43-A; 44-C; 45-B, John's gospel has the washing of the feet story but no bread and wine; 46-B; 47-D; 48-C, the seamless garment is an image for a comprehensive respect for human life; 49-B; 50-C, the four sources are: Yahwist
(J), Elohist, Deuteronomic, and Priestly, referring to characteristics of each source.
In his brilliantly kooky 2002 book Genius--subtitled "a mosaic of one hundred exemplary creative minds"--the esteemed Yale University literary scholar Harold Bloom included, among obvious entrants such as Shakespeare and Milton, two biblical authors: Saint Paul from the New Testament, and "the Yahwist
," or J, who wrote key sections of the Old.
What Ilie first mentions asa general source of ideas, Judaism, will be seen to be the culture from which the specific Yahwist
Asen, "No, Yes and Perhaps in Amos and the Yahwist
," Vetus Testamentum 43:4 (1993) pp.
In a commentary on the Yahwist
second creation account, Kselman (1988) states,
440 BCE Priestly Codex and Genesis 2 to the older Yahwist
Paul Santmire contrasts the creation theology in the priestly and Yahwist
stories with those in the book of Job.
If the creation of Adam and Lilith in Kogawa's book can be said to mirror Bal's argument eliminating the contradiction between the Priestly and Yahwist
versions of creation, the poem and the article part ways in the descriptions of the original sin.