Biblical Hebrew: A Text and Workbook by Bonnie Pedrotti Kittel

By Bonnie Pedrotti Kittel

A textbook for a two-semester direction. every one of fifty five classes is equipped round a biblical verse or section that generates the grammatical techniques to study. Annotation copyright publication information, Inc. Portland, Or.

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It is not the kind of hold that suggests pinning the adversary to the mat but rather tripping him up, pulling him down from below, which is largely what Jacob subsequently does to Esau. The contention between the twins and their future destiny had been defined in the oracle to the pregnant Rebekah. 8 This initial ambiguity is beautifully sustained some forty years later in narrative time when Jacob encounters Esau for the last time. ” We are not intended to doubt that Jacob has acquired both birthright and blessing; but a dialectic countermove is inscribed in the narrative: morally and historically, dominance is not a simple matter.

Northward and southward and eastward and westward. (Genesis 13:14) . . and all the families of the earth shall be blessed through you [Jacob]. (Genesis 28:14) . . and all the families of the earth shall be blessed through you [Abram]. (Genesis 12:3) This textual supplement serves to bind Yahweh’s revelation to Jacob at Bethel with his previous revelations to Abraham, thereby enriching this story with the theme of the patriarchal promises. This creates an additional layer of continuity within the patriarchal stories, pointing backward and forward in time to the transmission of the blessings across the patriarchal generations and highlighting Jacob’s status as the divinely chosen heir to the promises.

Northward and southward and eastward and westward. (Genesis 13:14) . . and all the families of the earth shall be blessed through you [Jacob]. (Genesis 28:14) . . and all the families of the earth shall be blessed through you [Abram]. (Genesis 12:3) This textual supplement serves to bind Yahweh’s revelation to Jacob at Bethel with his previous revelations to Abraham, thereby enriching this story with the theme of the patriarchal promises. This creates an additional layer of continuity within the patriarchal stories, pointing backward and forward in time to the transmission of the blessings across the patriarchal generations and highlighting Jacob’s status as the divinely chosen heir to the promises.

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