New PDF release: An ark on the Nile : beginning of the Book of Exodus

By Keith Bodner

ISBN-10: 0198784074

ISBN-13: 9780198784074

"An Ark at the Nile: the start of the booklet of Exodus is a close-reading of Exodus 1-2 that analyzes the tale as a fairly self-contained unit, yet suggesting that significant plot activities within the booklet of Exodus are foreshadowed and expected the following. utilising a few insights from literary thought, Keith Bodner bargains an indication of additional integration of bible study with cross-disciplinary narrative Read more...


This paintings deals a literary analyzing of the 1st chapters of the publication of Exodus, demonstrating how they count on the plot and issues of the remainder of the publication in addition to repeating motifs from Read more...

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6 From the sons of the Jacob listed in the opening verses an entire people will emerge, and so the first segment of the book operates as a preface to nationhood. In the comment of Carol Meyers quoted above, we also notice that she uses the term “tribes,” since the sons of Jacob eventually become the tribes of Israel apportioned throughout the promised land. 7 For Siebert-Hommes, the opening segment of Exodus that itemizes the names of the sons is not incidental: “The future of the twelve sons of Israel is dependent upon one son who is indebted for his birth and existence to twelve women.

They sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites for twenty silver pieces, and so they brought Joseph to Egypt. So far in Genesis, Egypt has generally been pictured as a place of refuge and survival when the land of Canaan poses risks and uncertainty; if Canaan periodically is besieged with famine, Egypt is consistently unaffected. But in Genesis 37 there is a slightly different depiction, as Egypt becomes a place for the brothers to hide their guilt. Though the market for slaves in Egypt may sound an ominous note, it certainly helps to assuage the brothers’ collective conscience here.

27 Nikaido, “Hagar and Ishmael as Literary Figures,” 242. Images of Egypt in Genesis 31 IN PHARAOH’S HOUSE Joseph’s elevation in Egypt is launched by dreams and interpretation, and through Pharaoh’s dreams some of the more notable aspects of his own characterization are distilled. A significant moment of Pharaoh’s individuation occurs at the beginning of chapter 41, when Pharaoh’s dream is narrated at the spatial setting of the Nile river. Not only is Pharaoh baffled by the cows and the grain in his two dreams, but the magicians of Egypt are also at a loss.

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