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Bibil Identifier bibil:246293
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Has Lot Lost the Plot? Detail Omission and a Reconsideration of Genesis 19
Author Athas, George
Journal Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (Volume: 16)
Year (Publication) 2016
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2016
Year (Copyright) 2016
Year (Reference) 2016
Language English
Pages - Pages
Genre Original
Notes 19 pages online
Abstract This article argues for a new understanding of Lot's shocking offer of his daughters in Genesis 19 on the basis of “unknown detail omission.” The narrator exploits ambiguities in the narrative to fool the reader into condemning Lot's character. However, when the narrator reveals a key detail previously unmentioned, the reader is surprised and forced to re-evaluate the entire episode. This frames Lot's shocking offer in a new light, and the reader comes to a new conclusion about Lot's character.
DOI 10.5508/jhs.2016.v16.a5
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Lot (cf. Gen 14)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Methods : Synchronic Methods : Rhetorical Criticism
Pericopes Genesis 19
Genesis 19,8
Links Online document (PDF, English)
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