Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Rebecca's father?

DR. RABBI ZEV FARBER AND RABBI DANIEL M. ZUCKER D.D: Rebekah Ran to her “Mother’s Household”: Where Was her Father? (
Betuel, Rebekah’s father, mysteriously appears and disappears in the negotiations over Rebekah’s marriage.
It seems that many solutions to the problem have been proposed. Redaction criticism has, not surprisingly, gotten involved too.

Not mentioned in this essay, but Aramaic Levi 62 seems to solve the problem by assuming that Laban had a son who was named Bethuel after his grandfather.

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