Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Mahanaim and Penuel

DR. DAVID BEN-GAD HACOHEN: Jacob’s Journey to Mahanaim and Penuel in J and E (
The merging of two different accounts of Jacob’s return home is reflected in the double etymologies for Mahanaim and Penuel. Why do both sources have Jacob pass through these two cities one after the other? The answer lies in geography.
Another example of J-E source criticism in Genesis. Cf. my earlier comments here.

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