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Jacob : unexpected patriarch

Author: Yair Zakovitch
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2012.
Series: Jewish lives (New Haven, Conn.)
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A powerful hero of the Bible, Jacob is also one of its most complex figures. This book looks at Jacob and his life story as it is presented in the Bible, but also reconstructs the stories that the  Read more...

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Named Person: Jacob, (Biblical patriarch); Jakob.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yair Zakovitch
ISBN: 9780300144260 0300144261
OCLC Number: 785864776
Notes: Includes index.
Description: ix, 202 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Chap. 1. The children struggled in her womb: the fight for the birthright --
Chapt. 2. He should cheat me twice? He took my birthright and now he has taken my blessing!: Jacob the deceiver --
Chapt. 3. And behold, a stairway was set on the ground and its head reached to the sky: Jacobs dream at Bethel --
Chapt. 4. It is not the practice in our place: wives and sons, a mixed blessing --
Chapt. 5. Let me go and I will go to my place and to my land: Jacobs odyssey from slavery to freedom --
Chapt. 6. For you have striven with God and with men and have prevailed: Jacob's homebound encounters --
Chapt. 7. Should our sister be treated like a whore? Jacob in Shechem --
Chapt. 8. And Isaac breathed his last and died and was gathered to his kin in ripe old age: deaths in the family --
Chapt. 9. And Israel loved Joseph more than all his sons, for he was the son of his old age: priority of the young --
Chapt. 10. Gather together that I may tell you what is to befall you in the days to come: an end, a beginning.
Series Title: Jewish lives (New Haven, Conn.)
Responsibility: Yair Zakovitch ; translated from the Hebrew by Valerie Zakovitch.

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"Zakovitch has provided us with a brilliant analytical biography utilizing traditional rabbinic sources, ancient Near Eastern literature, non-canonical biblical books, modern critical techniques, and Read more...

 
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