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Darton, Longman & Todd, 2010

RRP $17.95

Reviewed by Karyl Davison.

PARTS of the Genesis narratives are probably the best known parts of the Hebrew Scriptures, better known as the Old Testament.

Who hasn't heard of some form of the Genesis creation stories, or Noah and the great flood?

But how many people know what the book of Genesis is really about?

And why are the bits we know and love (and tell our children) so dark and disturbing?

In his brief introduction to Genesis, part of a new series DLT Books of the Bible, Cottrell begins to explore this collection of stories that can neither be science or history.

In addition to Cottrell's introductory comments, which aim to cast new light on the text, a New Jerusalem Bible version of Genesis is included.