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By Donald B. Redford

ISBN-10: 9004023429

ISBN-13: 9789004023420

We're enormously indebted to Dr. Redford for this thorough piece of labor. It illustrates the necessity for monographs that can assemble jointly the gathered result of sustained learn with extra amplitude than is feasible in a piece of writing and extra aspect than is feasible in a observation. there are various different particular chunks of culture within the OT, fairly within the Pentateuch, which deserve such therapy. Redford's paintings features a complete overview of previous paintings, a clean and painstaking exam of a number of salient concerns, and a few optimistic conclusions.
The specific difficulties provided by means of the Joseph tale warrant exam in detachment from the remainder of the Pentateuch. As Redford's paintings indicates, too many matters were prejudged simply because effects (or hypotheses) derived from surrounding fabrics were accredited to persuade, if to not dictate, the result of investigating Genesis 37-50. A parade instance is using the divine names, and different contrastive vocabulary-pairs, as hallmarks of the resource files J and E. As Redford exhibits, Yahweh is particular to ch. 39. additionally, different pairs, like Israel/Jacob, whereas no longer correlating with this primary clue, do need to some degree a concomitant distribution with the Judah/Reuben motifs.

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4 Cf. Fritsch, Interpretation (Jan. 1955),23. 5 See most recently, H. M. Dion, CBQ 29 (1967), 198 ff. 6 Cf. ). 1 2 THE THEOPHANY AND GENEALOGY 19 leave of the Joseph Story, the denouement of which has been reached in chapter 45. The tenor of the verses has suddenly reverted to the coarser style of the Patriarchal tales: 1 we encounter night visions, have our intellects taxed by a theophany (after ten chapters without one), are reminded of the Abrahamic covenant and promise (likewise unmentioned in the Joseph Story), and hear a form of divine address which recalls god's speeches to Abraham.

Suggested purpose: to relate this verse to vss. 3 and 32, and explain why Jacob recognized the garment so quickly. 6. " Suggested purpose: to enhance the morality of Judah's motive. 3 7. " 5 1 2 12. Cf. Horovitz fE, 43 f. ySPR elsewhere is used consistently only with Ie; -cf. T. and in Post-Biblical literature, see the literature cited by J. Scharbert in Fleisch, Geist und Seele in Pentateuch (Stuttgart, 1966), 13 n. 17; for the present passage see p. 25. , 355. 5 The inescapable fact is that wqyyeJalJebii and wayyiibi'ii are mutually contradictory.

The identical wording hakker nii' in 37: 32 and 38: 25. On yNKR "to admit as evidence," see A. D. Tushingham, JNES 12 (1953), 153 n. 28. 4 Cf. Fritsch, Interpretation (Jan. 1955),23. 5 See most recently, H. M. Dion, CBQ 29 (1967), 198 ff. 6 Cf. ). 1 2 THE THEOPHANY AND GENEALOGY 19 leave of the Joseph Story, the denouement of which has been reached in chapter 45. The tenor of the verses has suddenly reverted to the coarser style of the Patriarchal tales: 1 we encounter night visions, have our intellects taxed by a theophany (after ten chapters without one), are reminded of the Abrahamic covenant and promise (likewise unmentioned in the Joseph Story), and hear a form of divine address which recalls god's speeches to Abraham.

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