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Unformatted text preview: 9-12-07The Patriarchs and Matriarchs of GenesisI.The Narrative of Genesis 12-50a.Kind of set up for what is going to happen nextb.The big event in the history of Israel, the exodus in Egypt which is describes in ExodusII.Critical Problems of the Narrative (comparable to ch 1-11)a.Doublets: The covenants with Abrahami.The two times God makes a covenant with Abraham1.Covenant: agreement; peace treaty. One or both parties makes promises under oath2.Covenant in Chapter 15 (no stipulations)3.Covenant in Chapter 17 (stipulation: circumcision)b.Internal Tensionsi.Renaming of Jacob1.genesis 32, 352.somebody who deals secretly with other people3.changed to Israel4.has 12 children who then become the heads of 12 major tribesii.Joseph Narrative1.genesis 372.starts out with Jacob loving Joseph because he was the son of his old agea.How does that work? Benjamin was born after Joseph3.his brothers sold Joseph into slavery because of his dreamIII.The Patriarchal Narratives as Historya.Historical Aspects of the Accounts...
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- Fall '07