Tag Archives: Genesis

Joseph and the Covenant of Blessing

The Joseph stories have long been thought to be more than simple reporting of the life of the patriarch. Too much resemblance between Joseph’s life, and the life of all the patriarchs, and Israel’s later history is present to ignore. … Continue reading

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Noah, Theology and Relation to Myth

The reading cycle of Judaism is on the Noah cycle (Parashat Noach). Now is a good time to go back and read some classic posts on Messianic Jewish Musings. In the first two, I describe the similarities and some differences … Continue reading

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Robert Alter on Jacob's Wrestling Till Dawn

I get so much every week out of following the cycle of Torah, reading commentators old and new, and seeing connections in ideas and events to the readings. If you are in the habit of reading, you know what I … Continue reading

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Searching for Rebekah

Ah, the Rebekah story. Abraham has his servant put his hand under his thigh and swear (it wasn

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Noah in Context: Meaning and Purpose

What if the ruler(s) of the heavens were capricious, vindictive, and immature? At times, life is harsh and it

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