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September 12, 2007 The patriarchs and matriarchs of genesis 1. the narrative of genesis 12-50 2. critical problems of the narrative (comparable to chs. 1-11) a. doublets: the covenants with Abraham i. covenant in chapter 15 (no stipulations) 1. J source 2. gives Abraham’s descendents most of the fertile crescent ii. covenant in chapter 17 (stipulation: circumcision) 1. P source 2. Abraham gets circumcised as an adult b. internal tensions i. renaming of Jacob 1. chapter 32 and chapter 35 he gets renamed Israel ii. Joseph Narrative 1. dreams that the sun moon and 11 stars bow down to him a. father, mother, and 11 brothers would bow down and worship him i. problem with that is that the mother is already dead 2. different brothers defend him in different chapters when brothers get mad about the dream 3. the patriarchal narratives as history a. historical aspects of the accounts i. patriarchs are portrayed as being semi nomadic and living in tents 1. this was probably true ii. some aspects of polytheism
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2008 for the course RELI 103 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '07 term at UNC.

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