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Friday, January 26th, 2018

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The Dukes of Edom
Most of us tend to skip over the more obscure genealogies in the Pentateuch, or just recite them in a rush as a jangle of unfamiliar names. Still, once upon a time, all those names meant something to somebody. There is a reason they were preserved. In a layered text like the Book of Genesis, different names may have been preserved for different reasons, as successive writers re-handled inherited material.Collapse )

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