The Patriarchs and Matriarchs of Genesis notes 9-12

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The Patriarchs and Matriarchs of Genesis I. The Narratives of Genesis 12-50 A. History of disobedience and punishment until Abram- Abraham (Father of the Jewish nation) B. Ch.12 Abram behaves abysmally- calling his wife his sister, even though- God is still on his side. C. Abram needs to have children (descendants), getting too old, Abram has Ishmael with Hagar. God makes it possible to have Isaac with Sarah. D. Isaac has Jacob (Israel) and Esau. Jacob’s (& Rebecca) sons become 12 tribes of Israel. All Jews trace their lineage through leaders of tribes. E. Joseph- main character of chs. 37-50 F. These stories a set up for what happens in next book (Exodus) where children of Israel are enslaved and set free by Moses. Stories of Joseph designed to show how slaves came to be in Egypt. II. Critical Problems of the Narrative (comparable to chs. 1-11)- written by more than one source from different time periods) A. Doublets: The covenants with Abraham 1. 3 times patriarch lies about wife being his sister 2. 2 times God makes covenant with Abraham a. Covenant= Agreement; peace treaty. One or both parties make promises under oath. b. God entered into a covenant with Israel. 2 different times: (a) Covenant in Ch.15 (no stipulations) J source (i) I am the Lord who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans to give
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