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A rewrite of Genesis

Bill Jemas, creator of comic-book superheroes for Marvel Enterprises, is writing an English translation of Genesis.

In trying to be truer to the Hebrew text, he presents alternative English definitions to words chosen by translators of the King James Version in 1611.

“He’s put the materials together in such a way that a beginning reader can see the book of Genesis as being filled with possibilities of meaning, and not just limited to a single meaning,” said Bruce Chilton, a religion professor at Bard College, New York.


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