12 Ancestral NarrativesHO

12 Ancestral NarrativesHO - REL1310 Fall 2008 THE CHRISTIAN...

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REL1310 Fall 2008 THE CHRISTIAN SCRIPTURES The Ancestral Narratives: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph Genesis 12-50 = Ancestral Narratives/Patriarchal History Abraham (Gen 12-25) Isaac (Gen 25-26) Jacob (Gen 27-36) Joseph (37-50) eponymous ancestors implied “Era of the Patriarchs”: ca. 2000 - 1550 B.C.E. (Middle Bronze Age) Abraham: Father of Israel 2 nd in series of covenants (Noah is 1 st -with all living things) Ur of the Chaldees > Haran > Canaan (Abrahamic Covenant (cf. the Noachic Covenant, Gen. 9) God’s Promise (Gen 12) 1) Abundant Offspring 2) Land 3) Blessing Gen 15: Ancient covenant ceremony Gen 17: circumcision Provisions Gen 18: promise of a son through Sarah Isaac: The Child of the Promise Jewish people trace history A “dim” (that is, unspectacular) but faithful figure: The Binding of Isaac (Gen 22) Yahweh appears to Isaac; he “called on the name of Yahweh”; builds altar in Beersheba (Gen 26) The twins: Esau (Edom) and Jacob The Deception of Isaac (Gen 27) Jacob:
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course REL 1310 taught by Professor Holleyman during the Spring '08 term at Baylor.

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