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Title: Dinah among Jacob's Seventy
Subtitle: On Genesis 46,8-27
Author(s): YOO, Philip
Journal: Biblica
Volume: 101    Issue: 4   Date: 2020   
Pages: 481-497
DOI: 10.2143/BIB.101.4.3289116

Abstract :
The record of Jacob’s family members in Gen 46,8-27 contains well-known difficulties in the specific names and numbers. This article examines: (1) the differences in the names and numbers between MT and LXX; (2) the manner in which a redactor compiled the text from the source materials; and, (3) how the redactor’s final product presented difficulties, including those of a chronological nature, to some of its earliest readers. The results of this article lead to the view that Dinah is not original to Gen 46,8-27, and that this report of Jacob’s family consists of a Priestly base layer that underwent redactional activity.

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