The Ladder of Jacob: Ancient Interpretations of the Biblical Story of Jacob and His Children

The Ladder of Jacob: Ancient Interpretations of the Biblical Story of Jacob and His Children

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Rife with incest, adultery, rape, and murder, the biblical story of Jacob and his children must have troubled ancient readers. By any standard, this was a family with problems. Jacob's oldest son Reuben is said to have slept with his father's concubine Bilhah. The next two sons, Simeon and Levi, tricked the men of a nearby city into undergoing circumcision, and then murdered all of them as revenge for the rape of their sister. Judah, the fourth son, had sexual relations… (more)

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Publisher: Princeton University Press (March 09, 2009)

Format: EPUB

File size: 2.1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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