By John T. Noble
The profound ambivalence of the biblical portrayals of Hagar and Ishmael—dispossessed, but secure; deserted, but given offers that rival these of the covenant with Abraham—belies effortless characterizations of the Pentateuch’s writers. specifically, John T. Noble argues, traditional characterizations of the Priestly writers’ view of covenant have did not keep in mind the importance of those “non-chosen” figures.
Noble conscientiously examines their roles and depictions within the P and non-P Genesis traditions, evaluating them to different “non-chosen” figures and to styles present in Exodus traditions and the patriarchal grants to Abraham, exhibiting that Ishmael is obviously favorite, notwithstanding now not selected. certainly, Noble argues, Ishmael needs to be visible as a key determine within the Priestly fabric, highlighting the connection among Noahic and Abrahamic covenants. His ambiguous prestige demands reconsideration of the targets and values of the Priestly paintings, which Noble sketches round topics of covenant, fertility, lifestyles, and the way forward for nations.
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