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Simone Venturini

Writer and Researcher at Vatican Secret Archives, Professor of Bible at Pontifical University of the Holy Cross od Rome

The river that comes out of Eden (Genesis chap. 2, verse 10)


And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads. There is often confusion between “garden” and “Eden”, as if they were the same thing. Eden, instead, as presented in Genesis, was a fertile region in which stood …

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The Composition of the Historical Books. From Judges to 2 Kings


Before the Second World War, many scholars believed that the sources of the Pentateuch continued in the book of Joshua, constituting the so called Hexateuch. In 1943, Martin Noth demonstrated instead the existence of three great histories of the Old Testament: the Pentateuch, the Deuteronomistic historiography and Chronistic historiography. He …

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Course on the Pentateuch – Exegesis of Genesis 1:26-31 – (The Sixth Day of Creation)

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And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So …

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