Genesis, with an Introduction to Narrative Literature
In the introduction to this volume, George Coats discusses narrative in general and the principal Old Testament narratives in particular. He then sets the book of Genesis in its larger Old Testament context, analyzing its major sections and subsections, and uses the succeeding chapters to treat each of the major sections individually.
Abraham Abram appears begins belongs birth report blessing brothers Canaan character clear comes complication conclusion connection constructed context continuation contrast covenant creation death report defined derives describes designation dialogue distinct divine dream Egypt element Esau established etiology Execution exposition father final flood formula function genealogy Genesis genre God's human instructions Intention introduction Isaac itinerary Jacob Joseph story judgment Laban land larger literary major marked Moreover motif moves name list narration narrative oath opening originally parallel particular patriarchal pattern perhaps plot position present priestly primeval principal problem promise provides question redactional reference relationship represents resolution response saga saying scene setting shows simply sons speech stage stands strife structure succession suggests tale tension theme tradition transition unit Westermann whole wife
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