By Gard Granerød
This publication, emphasizing Genesis 14 and Psalm a hundred and ten, contributes to the historical past of composition of the patriarchal narratives within the ebook of Genesis and to the background of theology of the second one Temple interval. Genesis 14 used to be further on a past due level and in steps: first, Genesis 14* and later, the so-called Melchizedek episode (ME, vv. 18-20). Genesis 14 is the results of inner-biblical exegesis: either Genesis 14* and the later ME originated from scribal task during which a number of previous biblical texts have served as templates/literary development blocks. As for Genesis 14*, specifically 3 textual content teams have been vital: the desk of countries, the barren region wandering narratives and annals from the Deuteronomistic historical past. As for the ME, it's an instance of haggadic exegesis presupposing and with none prehistory self sustaining of its narrative framework. ME is the results of an assimilation among texts, Genesis 14* and Psalm a hundred and ten, which assumedly at one element have been learn as a story and a poetic model respectively of Abraham??s warfare with the kings. Genesis 14 has no price as a resource to the background of the patriarchal period and to the faith of pre-Israelite Jerusalem. by contrast, it indicates how post-exilic scribes?? painstaking learn of biblical texts ended in the production of latest biblical texts.
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Correspondingly, most of part II will be devoted to Genesis 14*, whereas part III will be devoted to the secondary interpolation in vv. 18–20 (the Melchizedek episode). In chapter 3 I will briefly touch on the discussion concerning the age and growth of the Abraham tradition. It will be argued that the Abraham tradition probably represents a relatively late development. The relevance for this study is that a late origin for the Abraham tradition as such weakens the probability of earlier proposals, namely, that Genesis 14 somehow renders a very old tradition.
Kitchen. He uses the mention of the four-king alliance in Gen. 14:1 as a means to identify the alleged ‘real background’ of the narrative in Genesis 14. Whereas ‘[t]his racy narrative of alliances and wars of eastern kings’ in his eyes ‘has been discussed ad nauseam by biblical scholars, most of whom are unaware of its real background’,8 Kitchen for his part argues on the assumption that he knows this background. Arguing historically, he claims that alliances such as that in Genesis 14 proliferated at the beginning of the second millennium, between 2000 and 1700 bce.
This new pericope narrates an event that takes place at an assumed dateable time. 13 10 11 12 13 By ‘connective’ I mean words or cluster of words whose function is to connect groups of clauses or paragraphs to even more complex narrative structures. 2 (pp. 3 (pp. 188–90). , Gen. 15:1; 22:1, 20. T. L. Thompson, ‘Israelite Historiography’, ABD 3:206–12 (209). Isa. B, xq;p,W ~r"a]-%l,m, h'yl,[' And it happened in the days of Ahaz son of Jotham son of Uzziah, king of Judah, Rezin . . and Pekah . .
Abraham and Melchizedek: Scribal Activity of Second Temple Times in Genesis 14 and Psalm 110 by Gard Granerød