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The forsaken first-born : a study of a recurrent motif in the patriarchal narratives

Author: Roger Syrén
Publisher: Sheffield, England : JSOT Press, ©1993.
Series: Journal for the study of the Old Testament., Supplement series ;, 133.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Syrén, Roger.
Forsaken first-born.
Sheffield, England : JSOT Press, ©1993
(OCoLC)609289806
Named Person: Ishmael, (Biblical figure); Esau, (Biblical figure); Esau, (Biblical figure); Ishmael, (Biblical figure)
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Syrén
ISBN: 1850753423 9781850753421
OCLC Number: 30320772
Description: 159 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. The Ishmael texts --
Genesis 16:7-16 --
Genesis 17 --
Genesis 21 --
Genesis 25 --
2. The Ishmael motif applied to a postexilic context --
The roots: Ishmael in the sources --
The development: A theological appraisal of Ishmael --
The inner-Jewish conflict --
The foreign presence and national unity --
Summary --
3. The Esau texts --
A review of scholarly opinions on the Jacob-Esau complex --
The texts --
Genesis 25:19-34 --
Excursus: The birthright in the milieu of the Old Testament --
Genesis 27 --
Genesis 32-33 --
Esau's marriages --
4. The genealogical lists of Ishmael and Esau --
Contexts (Genesis 25 and 36) --
"Types" of genealogical lists in Genesis --
The Ishmael and Esau lists --
Summary --
5. The Reuben texts --
Reuben in Genesis --
Reuben in other books --
Summary --
6. The Manasseh texts --
Genesis 41:50-52 --
Genesis 48:5 --
Genesis 48:8-20 --
Summary --
7. Conclusions --
The textual perspective --
The thematic perspective --
The relevance of the motif --
A historical Sitz im Leben for the motif.
Series Title: Journal for the study of the Old Testament., Supplement series ;, 133.
Responsibility: Roger Syrén.

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