P.J. Wiseman’s New Discoveries in Babylonia About Genesis was ahead of its time when it was first published in the 1930s. Implications raised in the narrative are still rather controversial, but the observations and scholarship are excellent examples of honest inquiry.
The book has been out of print for decades and the copyright allowed to lapse. This is unfortunate. While some of Wiseman’s examples are dated by recent discoveries, much of the information remains vitally relevant. Anyone with an interest in the history of the Bible would do well to start here. Wiseman deploys a powerful case for the authorship of Genesis. In so doing, he eliminates many of the rabbit trails that scar modern scholarship with respect to biblical origins.
This edition includes a snapshot of the original cover, photographs, narrative formatting, spelling, and first-edition page markers.
. Excavations in the Land of Genesis . Rapid Developments in Early History . Methods of Writing 5,000 Years Ago . The Key that Unlocks the Door . Evidences of the Antiquity of Genesis . Who Wrote the Original Tablets . How Moses Compiled Genesis . A Critic’s History of the Higher Criticism . The Critical Theories Now Obsolete . Genesis Defends Itself Against Attack . The Use of the Name and Title for God in Genesis . The Trend of Higher Criticism . Bible and Babylonia . Creation Tablets . The New Testament Use of Genesis . The Attitude of the Lord Jesus Christ to Genesis