January 26th, 2018

lindisfarne gospels

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 )