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Feb 10 - JACOB CYCLE (GEN 25-35, 38) A. Source analysis:...

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JACOB CYCLE (GEN 25-35, 38) A. Source analysis: J,E, P intertwined. Observe: 1. alternation in devine names: Jahweh(Lord) and Elohim(God). 2. Renaming of Jacob as Israel narrated twice: 32:28 (J) and 35:10 (E). 3. Jacob’s naming of Bethel narrated twice: 28:19 (J) and 35:15 (P) B. Oral stage of the Jacob cycle-Form criticism 1. Individual sagas about Jacob/Israel a. Jacob-Esau sagas (25, 27, 33) (esau-word for red) hairy, rutty guy b. Jacob-Laban sagas (29-31) his in-law (lives in Syria) c. Theophany(appearance of god) sagas (28,32,35) 2. Content and function of the Jacob sagas a. Folk motifs are central, e.g., (1) hunter vs. shepherd (Jacob-Esau stories) (2) rivalry b/w in-laws (Jacob-Laban stories) (3) the “success of the unpromising” (“Cinderella” motid) b. Sagas reflect later rivalries between (1) Israelites and Edomites (Jacob-Esau stories) (2) Israelites and Arameans/Syrians (Jacob-Laban stories) c. Theophany sagas are, in part, etiological. E.g.
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This note was uploaded on 04/12/2011 for the course REL 1004 taught by Professor Isbell during the Spring '09 term at LSU.

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