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Title: Abraham, Genesis 20-22, and the Northern Elohist
Author(s): HONG, Koog P.
Journal: Biblica
Volume: 94    Issue: 3   Date: 2013   
Pages: 321-339
DOI: 10.2143/BIB.94.3.3186154

Abstract :
This article addresses the provenance of the Elohistic Abraham section (Genesis 20-22*) in order to clarify the divergence between the source and tradition-historical models in pentateuchal criticism. Examining arguments for E’s northern provenance demonstrates that none of them applies directly to E’s Abraham section. The lack of Abraham tradition in early biblical literature further undermines the source model’s assumption of Israel and Judah’s common memory of the past. The southern provenance of Genesis 20-22 is more likely, and the current combination of Abraham and Jacob traditions is probably a result of the Judeans’ revision of Israelite tradition.

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