Friday, December 01, 2006


Toldoth Blogging

Last week's parsha, talking about "generations", an obvious concern of an extended origins story such as Genesis, was a microcosm of leitmotifs scattered more widely accross Genesis as a whole, nu?

The leitmotifs of Genesis include: the younger child receiving the older child's birthright, the positions of tribes in the ancient Near East being represented as personal histories, infertility and others I have to much of a cold to think about right now.

So what is the significance of these repeated tropes (pun intended)? I'll likely have more to say about some of them, especially with V'yishlach in a fornight or less, but for now, I'll remain officially agnostic. So discuss, nu?

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