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Bibil Identifier bibil:204231
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Genesis 14
Title (English, ) A Diaspora Novella?
Author Glissmann, Volker
Journal Journal for the Study of the Old Testament (Volume: 34, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language English
Pages 33-45 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The influence of the Babylonian golah on the redaction of the biblical material is widely attested. This article suggests that the redaction of Genesis 14 addresses specific diaspora concerns, and for this reason should be located within a diaspora setting. In light of this, Genesis 14 is examined in two ways. First, Meinhold’s characteristics of a diaspora novella are traced throughout the narrative of Genesis 14. Second, the argument for a specific diaspora redaction is enhanced through a reading of the text from a diaspora perspective. Overall, this article argues that the narrative in Genesis 14 can be classified as a diaspora novella.
DOI 10.1177/0309089209346345
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Exile : Situation of the Exiled
Pericopes Genesis 14
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