Narrative Artistry in Genesis 12-50: A Conceptual Approach

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Wann M. Fanwar


This paper examines the literary artistry of Genesis’ Patriarchal Narratives from a conceptual framework. First, a primary conceptual strand, the polarity of blessing-conflict, is explored. Second, the literary (namely, structural) impact of this strand is studied. The study concludes that the blessing-conflict thematic strand provides Genesis 12-50 with both conceptual and literary cohesiveness and that narrative artistry in these stories is best viewed through a conceptual lense. This paper was presented at theSociety of Biblical Literature International Meeting heldin Vienna, Austria, July 22-26, 2007.


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