2004
Volume 31 Number 2
  • ISSN: 0960-2720
  • E-ISSN: 2666-9730

Abstract

Summary

The topic of the present article is the literary exegesis of Old Testament narratives, in particular the story of Jacob in Genesis 25–49. It looks at new perspectives emerging from the exegetical examination of two key passages (Gen 28:10–22 und Gen 35:1–15) which play a salient role in the Jacob narrative. Two questions are discussed in particular: how does the story portray Jacob and what function is assigned to Jacob in these episodes of his encounter with God? The article affirms that the narrative describes Jacob as a link in the patriarchal chain Abraham – Isaac – Jacob, and that the description of him is not purely negative but in a complex narrative fashion embedded in the framework of the larger story.

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