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Genesis as DialogueA Literary, Historical, and Theological Commentary$
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Thomas L. Brodie

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780195138368

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195138368.001.0001

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Abraham and Isaac Among the Nations (19:30–Chap. 21)

Abraham and Isaac Among the Nations (19:30–Chap. 21)

Lot's Foreign Children and Abraham the Foreigner (19:30–Chap. 20)

Abraham's Child and the Foreigners (Chap. 21)

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(p.254) 26 Abraham and Isaac Among the Nations (19:30–Chap. 21)
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Genesis as Dialogue
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Thomas L. Brodie

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195138368.003.0026

The incestuous birth of the grandchildren of Lot (19:30–38) forms a stark contrast with the birth of Isaac, the laughter‐related child of Abraham and Sarah (21:1–7). Both these birth texts lead to accounts suggesting the integrity of the surrounding peoples: Abimelech (Genesis 20); the Egyptians (Hagar's people, 21:8–21); and Abimelech and the Philistines (21:22–34). The overall effect is to suggest that the birth of Isaac has positive implications for the fate of the surrounding peoples.

Keywords:   Abimelech, Abraham, Abraham and the nations, birth of Isaac, Egyptians, Genesis, Lot, Philistines, Sarah

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