Thursday, October 29, 2020

Which is the first sister-wife-fib story?

PROF. CHRISTOPH LEVIN: Abraham and Sarah in Egypt: A Story Composed to Prefigure the Exodus (
The sister-wife story of Abraham and Sarah in Egypt reworks the sister-wife story of Isaac and Rebekah in Gerar. The passage is an intertextual bricolage, composed to have Abraham, the paradigmatic “first Israelite,” personally experience the nation's core redemptive event.

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