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73-102. 18. S. Childs, Introduction to the Old Testament as Scripture (London: SCM Press, 1979). 19. Cf. J. Jackson and M. ), Rhetorical Criticism (Pittsburgh: 38 A Walk in the Garden Pickwick Press, 1974). Although rhetorical critics have the great merit of taking as their starting point the 'received text' rather than the hypothetical pre-textual sources, their methods are closer to Gunkel than contemporary literary criticism. L. McKenzie, 'The Literary Characteristics of Genesis 2-3', TS 54 (1954), pp.
19). A distinction is made between rnton n'n bo (all living creatures of the field) and n'oson *]1J? *73 (all birds of the heavens). However, in the process of naming them, Adam subdivides this first category into two parts. ' Is this a significant distinction between 'cattle' and 'living creatures of the field'? One possible understanding would be to view the 'cattle' here as a generic term for domesticated animals, those which have a permanent relationship with man, while the phrase 'all living creatures of the field' refers to all others (cf.
And DTitf, that designate this 'nakedness' within the Hebrew Bible, the meaning seems to emerge clearly. 14) the image is used of the child coming naked into the world and returning naked at death—lacking all possessions. The same image of the baby naked at birth is used more forcefully by Hosea of a woman stripped of her clothing (Hos. ]). 7, 10) the word is used of the poor as being stripped of their clothing and similarly so in Isa. 7 and Ezek. 7, 16. 16, the hero will run away naked, stripped of his weapons and power, while in Isa.