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The ladder of Jacob : ancient interpretations of the biblical story of Jacob and his children

Author: James L Kugel
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2006.
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Rife with incest, rape, and murder, the biblical story of Jacob and his children must have troubled ancient readers. This title traces the steps of ancient biblical interpreters as they struggled  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Kugel, James L.
Ladder of Jacob.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2005020584
Named Person: Jacob, (Biblical patriarch); Jacob, Biblical patriarch.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James L Kugel
ISBN: 9781400827015 1400827019
OCLC Number: 698590791
Awards: Commended for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2007.
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 278 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgments ix List of Abbreviations xi Chapter One: Jacob and the Bible's Ancient Interpreters 1 Chapter Two: The Ladder of Jacob 9 Chapter Three: The Rape of Dinah, and Simeon and Levi's Revenge 36 Chapter Four: Reuben's Sin with Bilhah 81 Chapter Five: How Levi Came to Be a Priest 115 Chapter Six: Judah and the Trial of Tamar 169 Chapter Seven: A Prayer about Jacob and Israel from the Dead Sea Scrolls 186 Notes 223 Subject Index 263 Hebrew Bible Index 271 Index of Motifs Studied 276
Responsibility: James L. Kugel.

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One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2007 "The Ladder of Jacob is one of the most readable and attractive introductions to the general style of traditional Jewish reasoning from Scripture. Read more...

 
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