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Bibil Identifier bibil:226786
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) To See and to be Seen. ראה in Genesis 16 and Genesis 22
Author Nielsen, Kirsten
Journal Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament (Volume: 27, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language English
Pages 22-31 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The aim of this article is to demonstrate: 1) that the root ראה plays a crucial role in Genesis16 and 22, where Hagar and Abraham see and acknowledge Yahweh, and Yahweh sees and shows solicitude; 2) that there is a close connection between Yahweh as ‘he who sees and he who is seen’, i.e. between his solicitude and his appearance, as expressed in the names for God and places in Gen 16,13-14 and Gen 22,14; 3) that there is a link between Yahweh’s appearance, his holy places, and his double promise; 4) that Genesis16 and 22 are variants of the same narrative with the same theological point, namely: Yahweh’s solicitude; and 5) that the theological criticism of God in Genesis 22 as an authoritarian being whose will may lead to violence being committed in his name, ignores the central message of Genesis 22, namely, God’s solicitude in rejecting human sacrifice.
DOI 10.1080/09018328.2013.764682
Pericopes Genesis 16
Genesis 22
Terms רָאָה ראה
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