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The Forsaken Firstborn (Journal For The Study Of The Old Testament Supplement Series)

Roger Syren
The Forsaken Firstborn (Journal For The Study Of The Old Testament Supplement Series)

The Forsaken Firstborn (Journal For The Study Of The Old Testament Supplement Series)

Roger Syren

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This provocative book combines literary and historical methods to examine the phenomenon of the 'forsaken firstborn' in Genesis. The dignity of the firstborn sons of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph-Ishmael, Esau, Reuben and Manasseh-is disregarded in the narrative and the rights inherent in their status are taken from them and conferred on a younger brother. One might easily compare this with the motif in many folktales of the youngest son outdoing his elder brothers in cleverness and skill. But unlike the folklore motif, in the book of Genesis the younger brother's success is not due to any courageous deed or heroic feat on his own part. Instead the displacement of the elder by the younger is usually the result of somebody else's initiative and achievement.

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This provocative book combines literary and historical methods to examine the phenomenon of the 'forsaken firstborn' in Genesis. The dignity of the firstborn sons of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph-Ishmael, Esau, Reuben and Manasseh-is disregarded in the narrative and the rights inherent in their status are taken from them and conferred on a younger brother. One might easily compare this with the motif in many folktales of the youngest son outdoing his elder brothers in cleverness and skill. But unlike the folklore motif, in the book of Genesis the younger brother's success is not due to any courageous deed or heroic feat on his own part. Instead the displacement of the elder by the younger is usually the result of somebody else's initiative and achievement.
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  • Catalogue Code 115435
  • Product Code 1850753423
  • EAN 9781850753421
  • Pages 155
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category Old Testament
  • Publisher Sheffield Academic Press
  • Publication Date Dec 1992
  • Dimensions 210 x 139 x 13 mm
  • Weight 0.272kg

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