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  • David L. Petersen is Franklin N. Parker Professor Emeritus of Old Testament, Emory University. He served as president of the Society of Biblical Literature. His publications devoted to Genesis include: “The Yahwist on the Flood,” VT 26 (1976): 438–46; “Genesis 6:1–4, Yahweh and the Organization of the Cosmos,” JSOT 13 (1979): 47–64; and “Genesis and Family Values,” JBL 124 (2005): 5–23.