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Bibil Identifier bibil:246296
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Narrative Toledot Formulae in Genesis: The Case of Heaven and Earth, Noah, and Isaac
Author Schwartz, Sarah
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 37 pages online
Abstract This paper reexamines the literary function of the narrative toledot formulae in Genesis, claiming that the formula thrice (Gen 2:4; 6:9; 25:19) introduces a passage about the specified father rather than one solely about his sons. This finding is based on a philological analysis of the word toledot and the formula's unique literary design in these three instances. This reading illuminates the inner tension between renewal and continuity in the Flood narrative; leads to the exposure of a unit about Isaac within the patriarchal cycles; and offers a new understanding of chapter 1's exclusion from the toledot framework.
DOI 10.5508/jhs.2016.v16.a8
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Devices and Figures : Formula
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Genres and Forms : Genealogy
Pericopes Genesis 2,4
Genesis 6,9
Genesis 25,19
Terms תּוֹלְדָה תולדה תלדה
Links Online document (PDF, English)
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