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|Document Type:||Book, Computer File|
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|Description:||xx, 1110 pages ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||pt. 1. Introduction. pt. 2. Illustrations of the connection between biblical narratives and laws taken from Genesis --
Divided we part : the separation of Abraham and Lot reflects the deuteronomic prohibition of intermarriage with Ammonites and Moabites --
A tale of three covenants : the interplay between Genesis 9, 15, and 17 --
Don't think --
twice! Lot's exodus from Sodom echoes the laws of Passover and the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt --
Stranger than (legal) fiction : Sarah's expulsion of Hagar violates Sinai prohibitions and leads to the Israelites' exile in Egypt --
Sex, lies, and invidious dates : Abraham's incestuous relationship with Sarah violates a holiness code prohibition, and mirrors David's incestuous relationship with Abigail --
Covering up : saving reputations or enhancing relations? Abimelech's gift to Sarah alludes to the conjugal right mentioned in the covenant code --
Time out and substitute : Abraham's sacrifice of a ram after the near-sacrifice of Isaac implies that the Judeans cannot lose their holiness --
Ding, dong, dell : the disputes between Abraham, Isaac, and Abimelech reflect the violation of contiguous Sinai laws in Lev. 5:21-24 and 19:1 --
Snow White and the eight days of succoth : Laban clear his house as if he had scale disease and Jacob celebrates a festival --
Priestly kingdom : Isaac chooses a son whose destiny is to become the ancestor of a kingdom of priests rather than the ancestor of the Davidic dynasty --
Servant with two masters : Jacob's servitude in Laban's house reflects conflicts between the covenant code and Deuteronomy --
Man on the run : Jacob seeks refuge from Esau in a city of refuge --
Two weddings and an adoption : Jacob's marriage to Rachel reflects the law of the fair captive --
Little Bo Peep : Rachel's premature death is the fulfillment of a priestly law caused by Jacob's oath --
Stealing beauty : Rachel's theft of her father's teraphim and Joseph's use of a divination goblet are implicit polemics against priestly instruments of divination --
Beauty and the beast : the narrative of Dinah's love affair with Shechem is an implicit polemic against intermarriage, circumcision, and the Samaritans --
Only two kids : the expulsion of Joseph, Ishmael, and Esau echoes the priestly law of the scapegoat, while Jacob's expulsion corresponds to the symbolic exile of ostracism --
Not tonight Joseph(ine) : Joseph's ordeal with Potiphar's wife and his emancipation by Pharaoh allude to contiguous laws of the jealous husband and the Nazirite --
Amaziah.com : Jacob's rejection of Reuben's offer to guarantee Benjamin's life with that of his two sons reflects obedience to a deuteronomic law outlawing vicarious punishment --
Kidnapped : Joseph's attempt to detain Simeon and Benjamin reflects the holiness school's revision of the priestly Torah's law of reparation --
Darkness at noon : Joseph's brothers' amazement at noon echoes the blindness and suffering predicted in Deuteronomy 28 --
On the bread line : Egypt's famine echoes the desolation of the land in Leviticus 26 --
The slave trade : Jacob's adoption of Ephraim and Manasseh mirrors God's adoption of Israel. pt. 3. Illustrations of the connection between biblical narratives and laws taken from Exodus-Samuel and primeval history --
Strike! Moses' unsuccessful attempt to resolve disputes reflects an attempt to enforce the covenant code --
Surviving the construction industry : Pharaoh's decrees force the Israelites to violate the Sabbath and the covenant code --
The remains of the day : Manna, God's seed, is resurrected by the Sabbath like the resurrection of two boys by Elijah and Elisha --
Overexposed : the Israelites' suspicion that Moses had violated the prohibition of exposing one's nakedness before God leads to the sin of the golden calf --
Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow : 'the morrow of the Sabbath' in Leviticus 23:11-17 commemorates a 'high-handed' exodus --
So goodbye, dear, and amen : the priestly law of the jealous husband transforms the deuteronomic law of divorce --
Divine dermatology : Miriam's scale disease resembles a food forbidden in Leviticus 11 and constitutes a hidden polemic condoning intermarriage --
Holy war : interplay between the deuteronomic law of warfare (Deuteronomy 20:1-4), Exodus 14, and Isaiah 52:7-12 --
Blood suckers : the deuteronomic law of Amalek reflects the concern for underdogs --
Le(vite) divorce : the fate of the concubine at Giveah reflects the deuteronomic law of divorce --
Le mariage : the Benjaminites' marriage echoes the holiness code's marriage sacrament described in the law of the horticultural holiness (Leviticus 19:23-25) --
Hemorrhoid city : the Philistines' plague of hemorrhoids alludes to Pharaoh's fecal heart syndrome and to a deuteronomic law regarding the disposal of excrement --
Sticks and stones : holiness code's law of the blasphemer and Talion law allude to events involving Shimei the Son of Gera and Goliath --
Beyond the fringes : the tassel law cited in Ruth counters anti-davidic polemics associated with Tamar and Lot's daughters. pt. 4. Primeval history (Genesis 1:1-11:25) encourages the Judean exiles to return to Judah --
Judeans in space and time : the first creation narrative supports the Judeans' mandate of subduing the Land of Canaan --
Noah's nakedness : the curse of Canaan provides a rationale for delegitimizing the indigenous population of Canaan --
Babel : the destruction of the Tower of Babel encourages the Judean exiles to return to Judah in accordance with Genesis 1:28.
|Series Title:||Studies in biblical literature, v. 78.|
- Bible. -- Pentateuch -- Criticism, Narrative.
- Narration in the Bible.
- Jewish law -- History.
- Bible. -- Pentateuch.
- Jewish law.
- Gesetz <Theologie>
- Narrative Exegese.
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