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Bibil Identifier bibil:219787
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Memories of Esau and Narrative Reiteration
Title (English, ) Themes of Conflict and Reconciliation
Author Thompson, Thomas L.
Journal Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament (Volume: 25, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 174-200 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Taking my point of departure in questions of ethnogenesis within the regions of Yehud and Idumea in the pre-Hasmonean period, I analyze the interrelationship of the themes of conflict and reconciliation in the composition of Genesis. I pay particular attention to perceptions of Idumea in narrative reiterations which tie the Cain story to the narratives about the destruction of Sodom and the Jacob-Esau conflict story in order to raise the question of whether the narrative strategy reflected in these stories might justify a further analysis of the Jacob and Joseph stories as contributions to a larger mnemonic discourse, bearing a utopian trajectory aimed at a realization of Ezekiel 16's reconciliation between Idumea, Yehud and Samaria.
DOI 10.1080/09018328.2011.608540
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Pentateuch : Genesis
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Themes : Judaea
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Iron Age (1200-586) : Iron II (1000-586)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Ethnicity
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Identity
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