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Bibil Identifier bibil:220938
Publication Type Journal article
Title (German, Long) Die vorpriesterliche Verbindung von Erzvätern und Exodus durch die Josefsgeschichte (Gen 37; 39–50*) und Exodus 1
Author Schmidt, Ludwig
Journal Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft (Volume: 124, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language German
Pages 19-37 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The article contests the view, which is now increasingly widespread, that the stories of the patriarchs and the Exodus were first combined in a literary composition by P. With examples from (I.) the non-Priestly Joseph-story and (II.) Ex 1 it is shown that already before P there were two versions of a narrative containing both patriarchs and Exodus. J incorporated the independent Israel-Judah-Joseph story, which ended in Gen 50,22, and continued it with Ex 1,8-12.22. In E, from whom the Jacob-Reuben version of the Joseph-story derives, Gen 50,15-21 was followed by Ex 1,6* (without »and that whole generation«) and 1,15-20bα (without »to Pharaoh« in v. 19). The two additions in Ex 1,6 and 1,19 were inserted by the (exilic) Jehovistic redaction. The Pentateuch redaction was responsible for Gen 50,24.26a (and other verses), while 50,25 and 26b are even later. Patriarchs and Exodus were therefore already combined in a literary form before P.
DOI 10.1515/zaw-2012-0002
Pericopes Genesis 37-50
Exodus 1
Last modification 2012-03-29