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Title: Jacob, comme prototype d'Israël en Osée 12
Author(s): KOET, Bart J.
Journal: Bijdragen
Volume: 63    Issue: 2   Date: 2002   
Pages: 156-170
DOI: 10.2143/BIJ.63.2.804

Abstract :
In this article the picture of Jacob in Genesis is compared with that of Jacob/Israel in Hosea 12. While a tendency exists in exegetical literature to choose between a negative or a positive view, the thesis here proposed is that the negative image of Jacob in Genesis as well as in Hosea is a preparation for his change into Israel. Hosea uses the ambiguity of Jacob/Israel as an example for his audience. They love to cheat, but can find in Jacob a way to become Israel.