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Jacob : unexpected patriarch / Yair Zakovitch ; translated from the Hebrew by Valerie Zakovitch.

Zakovitch, Yair. (Author). Zakovitch, Valerie, (translator.).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Jewish lives
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Mooresville PL - Mooresville 222.11 ZAK (Text) 37323005045664 NONFIC Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780300144260 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0300144261 (alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: ix, 202 pages : photograph ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, [2012]

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General Note:
Bibliographical references difficult to ascertain. Presumably Y. Zakovitch used the Hebrew Pentateuch; if V. Zakovitch relied on a pre-existing English translation as supplement instead of translating verses completely fresh, it is not listed in the introduction, t.p. verso, or index as so far found.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
"The children struggled in her womb": the fight for the birthright -- "He should cheat me twice? He took my birthright and now he has taken my blessing!": Jacob the deceiver -- "And behold, a stairway was set on the ground and its head reached to the sky": Jacob's dream at Bethel -- "It is not the practice in our place": wives and sons, a mixed blessing -- "Let me go and I will go to my place and to my land": Jacob's odyssey from slavery to freedom -- "For you have striven with God and with men and have prevailed": Jacob's homebound encounters -- "Should our sister be treated like a whore?" Jacob in Shechem -- "And Isaac breathed his last and died and was gathered to his kin in ripe old age": deaths in the family -- "And Israel loved Joseph more than all his sons, for he was the son of his old age": priority of the young -- "Gather together that I may tell you what is to befall you in the days to come": an end, a beginning.
Summary, etc.:
A powerful hero of the Bible, Jacob is also one of its most complex figures. This book looks at Jacob and his life story as it is presented in the Bible, but also reconstructs the stories that the writers of the Bible wanted to suppress--stories that were well-known, perhaps, but incompatible with the image they wanted to promote. --From
Subject: Bible. Genesis XXXIII, 18-20 > Criticism, interpretation, etc., Jewish.
Jacob (Biblical patriarch)

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