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xIsaac, Father of Two Nations 169 The Adventures of Isaac 175 Jacob Purloins the Blessing 181 Jacob’s Encounter with God 186 Jacob’s Marriages 190 The Birth of Jacob’s Children 194 Jacob and Laban: The Finale 200 Jacob and Esau Once Again 209 Reunion and Return 213 The Ravishing of Dinah 217 The Bethel Tradition 222 Family Affairs 226 The Line of Esau 229 Prologue to the Joseph Story 235 Judah and Tamar 244 Joseph in Potiphar’s Household 252 Joseph in Prison 257 Joseph’s Liberation and Rise to Power 260 Joseph and His Brothers— Once Again 269 The Second Journey to Egypt 274 The Brothers’ Last Trial 278 The Reconciliation 282 The Migration to Egypt 285 Joseph’s Agrarian Policies 292 Jacob Prepares for Death 294 The Testament of Jacob 301 Mourning and Burial 318 Joseph and His Brothers: The Finale 320   NOTES TO THE COMMENTARY 324 EXCURSUSES TO THE GENESIS COMMENTARY1. The Cherubim 353 2. The Chronology of the Flood 354 3. The Noachide Commandments 354 4. “ Abram the Hebrew” 355 5. Pidyon Shevuyim: “ Redemption of Captives” 357 6. Melchizedek 358 7. ’ El ‘ Elyon 358   8. “ Creator of Heaven and Earth” 359 CONTENTS   C h a p t e r Home  | T O C

JPS Torah Commentary: Genesis


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FRONT MATTERPATRONSTitle PageCopyright PageDedication PageACKNOWLEDGMENTSCONTENTSINTRODUCTIONGLOSSARYLIST OF ABBREVIATIONSMAPSTHE ANCIENT NEAR EASTTHE PATRIARCHAL WANDERINGSTHE COMMENTARY TO GENESISCreationEden and the Expulsion: The Human ConditionReality Outside EdenThe Book of GenealogiesNoah and the FloodEpilogue: The Regeneration and Reordering of SocietyThe Depravity of CanaanThe Table of NationsThe Tower of BabelFrom Shem to Abraham: Transition to the PatriarchsGod's Election of AbrahamAbram's Rescue of LotThe Covenant Between the PiecesSarah, Hagar, and the Birth of IshmaelThe Covenant in the FleshThe Character of Abraham; The Nature of GodThe Destruction of Sodom and GomorrahAbraham, Sarah, and AbimelechThe Akedah: The Binding of IsaacThe Offspring of NahorThe Cave of MachpelahThe Betrothal of IsaacThe Genealogies of AbrahamIsaac, Father of Two NationsThe Adventures of IsaacJacob Purloins the BlessingJacob's Encounter with GodJacob's MarriagesThe Birth of Jacob's ChildrenJacob and Laban: The FinaleJacob and Esau Once AgainReunion and ReturnThe Ravishing of DinahThe Bethel TraditionFamily AffairsThe Line of EsauPrologue to the Joseph StoryJudah and TamarJoseph in Potiphar's HouseholdJoseph in PrisonJoseph's Liberation and Rise to PowerJoseph and His Brothers Once AgainThe Second Journey to EgyptThe Brothers' Last TrialThe ReconciliationThe Migration to EgyptJoseph's Agrarian PoliciesJacob Prepares for DeathThe Testament of JacobMourning and BurialJoseph and His Brothers: The FinaleNOTES TO THE COMMENTARYEXCURSUSES1. The Cherubim2. The Chronology of the Flood3. The Noachide Commandments4. Abram the Hebrew5. Pidyon Shevuyim: Redemption of Captives6. Melchizedek7. 'El Elyon8. Creator of Heaven and Earth9. Ben Meshek Dammesek 'Eli ezer10. Angelology11. 'El Shaddai12. Circumcision13. The Cities of the Plain14. Beer-sheba15. The Land of the Philistines16. The Land of Moriah17. The Meaning of the Akedah18. The Akedah in Jewish Tradition19. The Hittites of Hebron20. God of the Father21. Jacob: The Moral Issue22. Bethel23. The Twelve Sons and the Twelve Tribes24. Jacob's Struggle with the Angel25. The Name Israel26. Shechem27. Ephrath, Rachel's Tomb, and Migdal- eder28. The Edomite King List29. Joseph and Potiphar's Wife30. The Genealogical ListsNOTES TO THE EXCURSUSESWEEKLY TORAH READINGS FROM THE BOOK OF GENESISBe-re'shitNoahLekh LekhaVa-Yera'Hayyei SarahToledotVa-Yetse'Va-YishlahVa-YeshevMikketsVa-YiggashVa-Yehi
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