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Bibil Identifier bibil:227527
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Genesis 38 in Social and Historical Perspective
Author Leuchter, Mark
Journal Journal of Biblical Literature (Volume: 132, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language English
Pages 209-227 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract While many scholars still view the Judah-Tamar tale in Genesis 38 as a once-independent unit secondarily woven into the Joseph story (chs. 37-50), the relationship with its intertext in 2 Samuel 13 is more complicated. Questions remain regarding a possible direction of literary influence from one narrative to the other, or whether both narratives independently drew from a common trove of tradition. The present study addresses this issue through a closer look at Genesis 38, evaluating its linguistic/sociolinguistic features, its tradition-historical and sociological presuppositions, and the symbolic/mythic valences running through the text. The author behind Genesis 38 drew from an authoritative agrarian mythology that also informed the composition of the narrative beginning in 2 Samuel 13 but cast this mythology in contradistinction to its function in that work.
DOI 10.1353/jbl.2013.0025
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Hermeneutics : Intertextuality
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Geography
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Methods : Diachronic Methods : Socio-historical Criticism
Pericopes Genesis 38
2 Samuel 13
Terms תָּמָר תמר
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