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Author Syrén, Roger.

Title The forsaken first-born [electronic resource] : a study of a recurrent motif in the patriarchal narratives / Roger Syrén.

Imprint Sheffield, England : JSOT Press, ©1993.

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Description 1 online resource (159 pages).
Series Journal for the study of the Old Testament. Supplement series, 0309-0787 ; 133
Journal for the study of the Old Testament. Supplement series ; 133.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 146-150) and indexes.
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Contents Preface; Abbreviations; Introduction; Chapter 1 THE ISHMAEL TEXTS; Genesis 16.7-16; Genesis 17; Genesis 21; Genesis 25; Chapter 2 THE ISHMAEL MOTIF APPLIED TO A POSTEXILIC CONTEXT; The Roots: Ishmael in the Sources; The Development: A Theological Appraisal of Ishmael; The Inner-Jewish Conflict; The Foreign Presence and National Unity; Summary; Chapter 3 THE ESAU TEXTS; A Review of Scholarly Opinions on the Jacob-Esau Complex; The Texts; Genesis 25.19-34; Excursus: The Birthright in the Milieu of the Old Testament; Genesis 27; Genesis 32-33; Esau''s Marriages.
Chapter 4 THE GENEALOGICAL LISTS OF ISHMAEL AND ESAUContexts (Genesis 25 and 36); ''Types'' of Genealogical Lists in Genesis; The Ishmael and Esau Lists; Summary; Chapter 5 THE REUBEN TEXTS; Reuben in Genesis; Reuben in Other Books; Summary; Chapter 6 THE MANASSEH TEXTS; Genesis 41.50-52; Genesis 48.5; Genesis 48.8-20; Summary; Chapter 7 CONCLUSIONS; The Textual Perspective; The Thematic Perspective; The Relevance of the Motif; A Historical Sitz im Leben for the Motif; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Authors; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; V; W; Z.
Summary This provocative book combines literary and historical methods to examine the phenomenon of the ''forsaken firstborn'' in Genesis. The dignity of the firstborn sons of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph-Ishmael, Esau, Reuben and Manasseh-is disregarded in the narrative and the rights inherent in their status are taken from them and conferred on a younger brother. One might easily compare this with the motif in many folktales of the youngest son outdoing his elder brothers in cleverness and skill. But unlike the folklore motif, in the book of Genesis the younger brother''s success is not due to a.
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Subject Bible. Genesis -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Ishmael (Biblical figure)
Esau (Biblical figure)
Bible. Genesis.
Ishmael, Biblical figure.
Esau, Biblical figure.
Bible. A.T. Genèse -- Critique, interprétation, etc.
Esau (Biblical figure)
Ishmael (Biblical figure)
Bible. Genesis.
Bible. A.T.
First-born children in the Bible.
Indexed Term Christianity Scriptures
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: Syrén, Roger. Forsaken first-born. Sheffield, England : JSOT Press, ©1993 1850753423 9781850753421 (DLC) 93139888 (OCoLC)30320772
ISBN 9780567427946 (electronic bk.)
0567427943 (electronic bk.)