[b-hebrew] Wellhausen JEPD Theory re Patriarchal Narratives
leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Sun Dec 23 15:25:51 EST 2007
From: <JimStinehart at aol.com>
> Yitzhak Sapir:
> I asked you a very simple question, and we are all awaiting an answer.
> your convenience, I will repeat my question verbatim:
> Please point out at least one story in the Patriarchal narratives which,
> your view, reflects the 1st millennium BCE, and does not reflect the
> mid-2nd millennium BCE.
> Jim Stinehart
> Evanston, Illinois
I'll give you two:
1. The story of the "treaty" between Jacob and Laban the Aramean at Gilead
in Gen. 31, is an obvious reflection of the Israel-Aram frontier in the same
area in the 9-8 centuries BCE.
2. The story of Joseph's imprisonment of Benjamin and the latter's "release"
by Judah is a reflection of the struggle between the two kingdoms over the
Benjamin territory in between them in the late 10 and early 9th centuries -
see my "Joseph, Judah and the 'Benjamin Conundrum'", Zeitschrift für
Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 116 (2004), 223-241.
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