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Primeval History (
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Genesis 1–11)

Biblical primeval history, Genesis 1–11, recounts the period beginning with God’s creation of the heavens and the earth and the forming of the first human beings through a series of largely dismal expressions of human sinfulness, and concluding with the dispersion of human beings over the face of the earth after the failed effort to construct a tower at Babel. The scale of the account is universal from the opening verse. Although many of the event…

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Robinson, Robert B., “Primeval History (”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 10 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_P.145>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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