Main Article Content
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.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Copyright: Asia-Pacific International University reserve exclusive rights to publish, reproduce and distribute the manuscript and all contents therein.
1981 The Art of Biblical Narrative (London: George and Unwin).
1996 Genesis (New York: W.W.Norton & Company).
Cohn, Robert L.
1983 “Narrative Structuring and Canonical Perspective in Genesis.” Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 25: 3-16.
1975 “Composition and Structure in the Jacob Cycle (Gen 25:19-35:22).” Journal of Jewish Studies 26:15-28.
1979 Text and Texture: Close Readings of Selected Biblical Texts (New York: Schocken Books).
Turner, Laurence A.
1990 Announcements of Plots in Genesis. JSOT Supplement Series 96 (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press).
2000 Genesis (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press). Wenham, Gordon J.
1994 Genesis 16-50. Word Biblical Commentary 2 (Dallas: Word Books).