The Fecundity of Opacity: Paul Griffiths on Scripture

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"The enterprise of reading and interpreting Genesis will not soon cease, and the opacity of the text, its capacity for generating multiple and incompatible readings, is an important part of the reason why. Genesis in general, and its third chapter in particular, serves as an excellent example of the fecundity of Scripture's opacity, and as support for the claim that it is important that Scripture not always be transparently clear and, as a result, easily exhausted."

Paul J. Griffiths, Intellectual Appetite: A Theological Grammar (Washington: Catholic University of America Press, 2009), 44-45.