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Brotherhood and inheritance : a canonical reading of the Esau and Edom traditions

Author: Bradford A Anderson
Publisher: New York : T & T Clark, ©2011.
Series: Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament studies, 556.; T & T Clark library of biblical studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study offers a canonical reading of the Esau and Edom traditions, examining the portrayal of Esau and Edom in Genesis, Deuteronomy, and the prophetic material. First, it is argued that the depiction of Esau and his descendants in Genesis and Deuteronomy is, on the whole, positive. Second, it is put forward that Edom is portrayed negatively by the prophets for violating their kin, and for disrespecting the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Esau, (Biblical figure); Esau, Bibel.; Esau, (Biblical figure)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bradford A Anderson
ISBN: 9780567034731 0567034739
OCLC Number: 744289091
Description: xv, 264 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Esau and Edom in the history of biblical interpretation --
Beginnings : oracle, birth, and birthright --
Genesis 27 : the blessing of Jacob and Esau --
Genesis 32-33 : the reunion of Jacob and Esau --
Genesis 36 : the genealogy of Esau --
Esau in Genesis : summary and conclusions --
Deuteronomy's portrayal of the sons of Esau and the Edomites --
Edom in Obadiah and the prophets --
Esau and Edom in Malachi 1:2-5 --
Edom in the prophetic corpus : summary and conclusions --
Conclusion: The relationship of Esau and Edom traditions and the implications for election theology.
Series Title: Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament studies, 556.; T & T Clark library of biblical studies.
Responsibility: Bradford A. Anderson.

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A study that offers a canonical reading of the Esau and Edom traditions, examining the portrayal of Esau and Edom in "Genesis", "Deuteronomy", and the prophetic material. It argues that the depiction  Read more...

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