Jacob L. Wright: “Noah: The Origin of the Origin Story”

“In the latest episode of Emory Looks at Hollywood, Associate Professor Jacob Wright explores interpretations and the origin of Noah’s story in the book of Genesis. Wright is a professor of Hebrew Bible at Emory’s Candler School of Theology.

The new Paramount Pictures movie “Noah” stars Russell Crowe in the title role of this biblical tale.”

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Joel L. Watts holds a Masters of Arts from United Theological Seminary with a focus in literary and rhetorical criticism of the New Testament. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).

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