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Kacy Grady TA: Jill Crissman Repetition in Genesis Throughout the Bible, there are many instances of repetition, specifically in the book of Genesis. There are also several explanations as to why repetition is a frequent reoccurring theme. The hypothetical writers use repetition to both create and complicate meaning in the book of Genesis. The first account of repetition presented in the Bible is when Abraham asks Sarah to pose as his sister; this happens when they are in Egypt and also again with King Abimelech. “Tell them you are my sister, so that all may go well with me because of you, and my life be spared on your account.” (Gen. 12:13) This scene is repeated in Genesis 20 when Abraham journeys to Gerar; “He said of Sarah his wife that she was his sister…” (Gen 20:2) Repetition is also present in the Bible through several of God’s covenants. The first is with Noah in Genesis chapter nine. “God said to Noah and his son’s: I am not
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