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Narrative structure in the Jacob cycle

Clinton Branscombe

Narrative structure in the Jacob cycle

by Clinton Branscombe

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Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Jacob -- (Biblical patriarch),
  • Bible -- O.T. -- Genesis XXV,19-XXXV,29 -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Clinton Branscombe.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiv, 134 leaves.
    Number of Pages134
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20284293M

    Jacob Cycle. the narratives of Genesis the revolve around the ancestor Jacob. a long prose narrative having and episodic structure developed around stereotyped themes or objects; sagas abound in the primeval and ancestral collections of Genesis the ten "generations" used in Genesis as a way of structuring the history told in.   The Jacob Cycle is primarily concerned about keeping the descendants of Jacob and the descendants of Laban separated but also maintaining peace between them. More speculatively, the Elohist may also be concerned about merging the descendants of Jacob with the descendants of Israel. The Elohist agrees with the opposing narrative that Jacob.

    The remainder of the narrative of the book of Numbers covers the journey to Kadesh-Barnea on the border of Canaan, the aborted attempt to take possession of the Promised Land, God's judgment on the Exodus generation for their lack of faith, and the thirty-nine years the Israelites lived as nomads in the northeastern Sinai near Kadesh-Barnea. A literary interlude --Pughat and Rachel --Part III: The Jacob cycle and Israelite epic The hero and the other --Encounter at Penuel --Jacob and Esau The life of the hero --Jacob and Moses --Conclusions. Series Title: Harvard Semitic monographs, no. Other Titles: Jacob cycle and the narrative traditions of Canaan and Israel.

      The first account of Esau is found in Gen. It is a narrative of him taking wives and moving his family to hill country of Seir. The second begins in Gen. and is a list of his descendants, and others that lived in his land. We know that later in life, Jacob and Esau reconciled (Gen. 33), just prior to Isaac’s passing. Egypt of all Israel’s neighbors—at the very least the Joseph story takes great advantage of the sort of vicissitudes that typify wisdom thought. The ups and downs of the Joseph story take place on three levels. There is the level of the plot of the Joseph narrative: Joseph begins on a high note, as Jacob’s favorite; he is quickly.


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Narrative structure in the Jacob cycle by Clinton Branscombe Download PDF EPUB FB2

Joseph narrative is carefully redacted so as to create a parallel structure with the Jacob narrative and to convey clearly and persuasively a theological or ideological message: God’s grace and faithfulness despite the unworthiness of the chosen enable them to live out their destiny as the by: 1.

It is essential to understand the Jacob narrative as a macro-structure2 and as a literary unit, rather than as a conglomeration of fragmented sections and paragraphs conflated into the whole narrative.

Jacob returns to Esau and meets the angels of God E’. Blessing-gift returned to Esau D’. Dinah in a foreign palace; foreign pact thwarted C’.

Jacob receives God’s blessing B’. Rachel struggles in childbirth; Benjamin born A’. the descendants of Jacob Toward the beginning and end of the Jacob cycle are two interludes– one with Isaac, and one with Dinah – which at first seem to have little to do with the flow of the Jacob story.

However, we can see through this structure that these two stories are related and are inserted in the sequence for a particular purpose. These chapters constitute a collection of traditions unified around “Jacob and his sons,” itself a theme in a larger narration of traditions about Jacob stretching from Gen to Gen ().

Yet, despite a general unity of theme, Genesis shows no marked unity of structure. The focal element of the collection, the Joseph story, sets the pace of movement and continuity. Jacob: A Cycle of Deceit. The name Jacob in Hebrew means ‘to supplant’ or ‘he who grasped the heel’ because he was born holding his brother Esau’s heel.

Dressing or covering up to deceive played a big part in Jacob’s life. The first instance was when he tricked his own father to give him, the younger son, the blessing meant for the firstborn in response to his own mother, Rebekah ‘s.

The Hero’s Journey is an archetypal narrative structure with various stages that a hero wades through to completion. Joseph Campbell, an American mythologist, writer and lecturer, created this cycle after researching and reviewing numerous myths and stories from different times and regions of the world.

The Story Circle is an approach to plotting that Harmon adapted from The Hero’s Journey — which itself derives from the work of academic Joseph Campbell.

It lays out a kind of narrative arc that's commonly used by myths from all over the world and emphases how almost all forms of storytelling have a cyclical nature. Between Jacob’s two wives and their maidservants, he had twelve sons and one daughter.

Eventually Jacob would run away from Laban with his family and possessions to return to his homeland. Jacob had the exceptional experience of having his name changed to Israel as he wrestled with God and man to overcome. The rest of the book of Genesis traces this story through four generations.

In each generation we see human failure paired with God’s commitment to rescue and bless. As the story of Joseph summarizes at the end, “You planned this for evil, but God planned it for good, to save many lives” (Gen ).

In The Epic of the Patriarch: The Jacob Cycle and the Narrative Traditions of Canaan and Israel, Ronald Hendel attempts to draw parallels between some of the Ugaritic epic materials and stories in the Bible, ultimately trying to pin them both to an oral tradition shared by both early Israel and other Canaanite s: 1.

The narrative from beginning to end is organically constructed, wherein no single segment of which can have existed independently as a separate element of tradition. The author did not mind, however, breaking this complex narrative into manageable episodes.

The narrative is punctuated by a series of covenants with God, successively narrowing in scope from all mankind (the covenant with Noah) to a special relationship with one people alone (Abraham and his descendants through Isaac and Jacob).

In Genesis there is a short and unusual little story between Jacob's previous encounter with Laban and his encounter with Esau. Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him.

And when Jacob saw them he said, "This is God's camp!" So he called the name of that place Mahanaim. Structure, toledoths, and sources of Genesis Frank DeRemer Who wrote Genesis.

What role do toledoths play in the book. Past analysts have often started by assuming toledoths serve only one function, and let that dictate structure and authorship.

Some Missing: Jacob cycle. of the narrative both structurally and functionally. The Jacob cycle is the story of the perseverance and prevalence of Israel. The narrative in Genesis corresponds to the theophany in thus filling a needed link in the chiastic structure. But it also serves a much more important function.

Throughout the Jacob cycle. In attempting to analyze the story for myself, I have what I think holds up better as a plausible chiastic structure for the entire cycle: everything from the “These are the generations of Terah” in up to the beginning of the next major segment, “These are the generations of Ishmael” in The other suggested chiasms can only.

In my book Mythology and Lament () I suggested that the oracles about the nations might have had their Sitz im Leben in the ceremonies of the Day of Atonement (more properly called the Day of. The story of Joseph has no opening formula. Furthermore, in the structural outline the large part of Joseph’s story is embedded into the account of Jacob.

Joseph’s story is recorded in ; ; Mann, Narrative Integrity of the Pentateuch, p. Henry Van Dyke Parunak, “Oral typesetting: some uses of biblical. history” was used. The JPS translation translates “the story of heaven and earth” in and “this is the story of Isaac” in The NRSV uses “generation” in and “descendants” in the other occurrences with the exception ofwhere it uses “this is the story of the family of Jacob.”.

Narrative structure is a literary element generally described as the structural framework that underlies the order and manner in which a narrative is presented to a reader, listener, or viewer. The narrative text structures are the plot and the setting. Isaac was Abraham's son and the father of Jacob.

It's Jacob, however, who is the main character in the narrative for these chapters. tell what Esau produced. While Jacob continues the line of Abraham, Esau's descendants pull away from God and become another source of strife for the Israelites.

tell what Jacob produced. This.structure, which is only slightly extended by two (or three) scenes of an unexpected encounter of the main protagonist with God (or divine beings) which mark major turning points in the story: A.

Jacob and Esau—in Canaan: 25B+27 C. Jacob’s encounter with God at Bethel: –22 B. Jacob and Laban—in Aram: 29–31() C’.