The Resource When brothers dwell together : the preeminence of younger siblings in the Hebrew Bible, Frederick E. Greenspahn, (electronic resource)

When brothers dwell together : the preeminence of younger siblings in the Hebrew Bible, Frederick E. Greenspahn, (electronic resource)

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When brothers dwell together : the preeminence of younger siblings in the Hebrew Bible
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When brothers dwell together
Title remainder
the preeminence of younger siblings in the Hebrew Bible
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Frederick E. Greenspahn
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eng
Summary
Although primogeniture is commonly assumed to have prevailed throughout the world and firstborns are regarded as most likely to achieve success, many of the most prominent figures in biblical literature are younger offspring, including Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Samuel, David, and Solomon. Adducing evidence from a wide range of disciplines, this study demonstrates that ancient Israelite fathers were free to choose their primary heirs. Rather than being either legally mandated or a protest against the prevailing norm, the Bible's propensity for younger offspring conforms to a widespread folk motif, evoking innocence, vulnerability, and destiny. Within the biblical context, this theme heightens God's role in supporting ostensibly unlikely heroes. Drawing on the resources of law, anthropology, folklore, and linguistics, Greenspahn shows how these tales serve as complex parables of the relationship of God to his chosen people, also reflecting Israel's own discomfort and confusion about the contradiction between its theology of election and the reality of political weakness
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1946-
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Greenspahn, Frederick E.
Dewey number
221.8/306875
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eBooks from EBSCOhost
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  • Brothers in the Bible
  • Sisters in the Bible
  • First-born children in the Bible
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • Electronic books
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When brothers dwell together : the preeminence of younger siblings in the Hebrew Bible, Frederick E. Greenspahn, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-174) and indexes
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online resource
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multicolored
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rdacontent
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920491
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unknown
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1 online resource (xi, 193 pages).
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online
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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remote
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  • (Sirsi) tsl-ebsco01293
  • (OCoLC)45844519
Label
When brothers dwell together : the preeminence of younger siblings in the Hebrew Bible, Frederick E. Greenspahn, (electronic resource)
Link
https://atxlibrary.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=53340
Publication
Note
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-174) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
  • zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
920491
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 193 pages).
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) tsl-ebsco01293
  • (OCoLC)45844519

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