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Revisions of the night : politics and promises in the patriarchal dreams of Genesis / Diana Lipton.

Lipton, Diana. (Author).
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Subject: Bible. Genesis > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. A.T. Genèse > Critique, interprétation, etc.
Dreams in the Bible.
Rêves dans la Bible.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780567391544
  • ISBN: 056739154X
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (241 pages).
  • Publisher: Sheffield, England : Sheffield Academic, ©1999.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 226-232) and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note: Preface; Abbreviations; INTRODUCTION; Chapter 1 ABIMELECH'S DREAM (GENESIS 20.1-18); Chapter 2 JACOB'S DREAM AT BETHEL (GENESIS 28.10-22); Chapter 3 JACOB AND THE SPECKLED FLOCKS (GENESIS 31.10-13); Chapter 4 LABAN'S DREAM (GENESIS 31.24); Chapter 5 THE COVENANT OF THE PIECES (GENESIS 15.1-21); Chapter 6 CONCLUSION; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Authors.
Summary: An intriguing and subtle study of five Genesis dreams: Abimelech's (20.1-18), Jacob's (28.10-22; 31.10-13), Laban's (31.24) and Abraham's (15.1-21). Like many of their ancient Near Eastern counterparts, all occur at times of uncertainty, concern status, and emphasize divine involvement in human affairs. At a deeper level, they also address doubts arising from God's promise of land, descendants and a unique role for Israel among the nations. Their particular treatment of relations between Israelites and non-Israelites and of Israel's absence from the land points to the Babylonian Exile as the b.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Note: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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Source of Description Note: Print version record.

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