Edom, Israels Brother and Antagonist: The Role of Edom in Biblical Prophecy and Story Bert Dicou

ISBN: 9780567483812

Published:

Paperback

227 pages


Description

Edom, Israels Brother and Antagonist: The Role of Edom in Biblical Prophecy and Story  by  Bert Dicou

Edom, Israels Brother and Antagonist: The Role of Edom in Biblical Prophecy and Story by Bert Dicou
| Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 227 pages | ISBN: 9780567483812 | 9.13 Mb

The subject of the present book is the theme of Edom in the Old Testament. In the four long oracles against Edom (Isa. 34, Jer. 49.7-22, Ezek. 35, Obadiah), this nation serves as Israels antagonist and the representative of the enemy nations. EdomMoreThe subject of the present book is the theme of Edom in the Old Testament. In the four long oracles against Edom (Isa. 34, Jer.

49.7-22, Ezek. 35, Obadiah), this nation serves as Israels antagonist and the representative of the enemy nations. Edom also appears in the book of Genesis: Jacobs brother Esau is the patriarch of the Edomites and Esau himself is called Edom as well (Gen. 25-36). Although there is no such negative estimation of Edom as in the prophecies, here too Edom represents the nations, and serves as Israels opponent. This study discusses the origin and development of Edoms exceptional role. It extensively analyses the connections between Obadiah (the only one of the four major oracles in which, like in Genesis, Edom is called Israels brother), the other oracles, and Genesis.

It sketches the literary history of these texts and discusses the possible historical background of the conceptions they share. Can the similarities in Edoms role be explained by assuming the same historical background for the two sets of texts? If so, why do the major oracles against Edom present an extremely negative, and the Jacob-Esau stories a relatively positive picture of Edom?



Enter the sum





Related Archive Books



Related Books


Comments

Comments for "Edom, Israels Brother and Antagonist: The Role of Edom in Biblical Prophecy and Story":


ekohybres.pl

©2011-2015 | DMCA | Contact us