Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS; Acknowledgements; Note on Translations and Citations; Abbreviations and Symbols; Preface; I. GOD AND THE GODS; II. THE DIVINE-HUMAN RELATIONSHIP; III. CREATING THE WORLD; Bibliography; Indices. This work is about nothing less than Genesis 1, or human creation. Humanity, the author argues, is created within the Priestly tradition as a replacement of God's divine community; human creation marks the decisive moment that God separates himself from other gods and institutes monotheism.