Genesis



Introduction to the Book of Genesis By Henry Wansbrough OSB, Oxford University Faculty of Theology

Genesis iTanakh's collection of links, courtesy of R. Christopher Heard of Milligan College

Bereshit (Book of Genesis) Massoretic, Hebrew, Aramaic, JPS, Kaplan texts of Genesis from the Jewish Publication Society Bible

To See or Not To See: The Polysemy of the Word oei in the Isaac Narratives (Gen 17-35) By Karolien Vermeulen in Journal of Hebrew Scriptures, 2009

Adam What are You? The Primeval History Against the Backdrop of Mesopotamian Mythology By Jens Bruun Kofoed, Copenhagen Lutheran School of Theology, in Hiphil, 2006

Gender, Class, and Androcentric Compliance in the Rapes of Enslaved Women in the Hebrew Bible Hagar (Genesis 16:1-16; 21:9-21), Bilhah and Zilpah (Genesis 29:31-30:24), Bilhah (Genesis 35:22). By Susanne Scholz, lectio dificilior, 2004

Jacob and Esau By Gary Inbinder in Quodlibet Online Journal of Christian Theology and Philosophy, January-March 2004

Genesis Means Origins By George Robinson, from his book, Essential Judaism: A Complete Guide to Beliefs, Customs & Rituals, 2001

The Pre-Mosaic Tithe: Issues and Implications By Mark A. Snoeberger, Detroit Baptist, Seminary Journal, 2000

The Wisdom of Creation: A Jewish Perspective By Carol K. Ingall in The Way, 2000

Blessing the Nations: Toward a Biblical Theology of Mission from Genesis By Carrol R. M. Daniel in Bulletin for Biblical Research, 2000

Creation, Genesis 1-11, and the Canon By John Sailhamer in Bulletin for Biblical Research, 2000

The Old Testament Use of an Archetype: The Trickster By Richard D. Patterson in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, September 1999

Further Observations on the Term 'Seed' in Genesis By T. Desmond Alexander, Tyndale Bulletin, 1997

Reading Genesis as a Book By Robert Alter, from Genesis: Translation and Commentary, 1997

Creation Myths From a variety of cultures from around the world

Patriarchal Religion As Portrayed in Genesis 12-50 By Augustine Pagolu, Lecturer in Old Testament, South Asia Institute for Advanced Christian Studies, Bangalore, India, in Tyndale Bulletin, 1996

Abraham the Archetype of Faith: "There Is No God But God!" By Harold Vogelaar, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, in Word & World, Spring 1996

Desire and Promise in Genesis By Hugh C. White, Rutgers University, Camden, New Jersey, in Word & World, 1994

Leah and Rachel: A Tale of Two Sisters By Joan Ross-Burstall, Johnsonville, Wellington, New Zealand, in Word & World, 1994

Reading Genesis Today By Gordon J. Wenham, Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, in Word & World, 1994

Reading Genesis with Faith and Reason By Sean McEvenue, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, in Word & World, 1994

The Book of Genesis in the Qur'an By Mark Hillmer, Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota, in Word & World, 1994

Vineyard, Farm, and Garden: The Drunkenness of Noah in the Context of Primeval History By Devora Steinmetz in Journal of Biblical Literature, Summer 1994

Genealogies, Seed and the Compositional Unity of Genesis By T. Desmond Alexander, Tyndale Bulletin, 1993

The Verbal System of Classical Hebrew in the Joseph Story: An Approach from Discourse Analysis By Yoshinobu Endo, Cheltenham & Gloucester College of Higher Education, in Tyndale Bulletin, dissertation abstract, 1993

The Wives' Tales of Genesis 12, 20 & 26 and the Covenants at Beer-Sheba By James K. Hoffmeier, Professor of Old Testament, Wheaton College, Illinois, in Tyndale Bulletin, May 1992

The Responsibility of Royalty: Genesis 1-11 and the Care of the Earth By James Limburg in Word & World, 1991

The Naming of Isaac: The Role of the Wife/Sister Episodes in the Redaction of Genesis By John Ronning in Westminster Theological Journal, 1991

Lamech in the Genealogies of Genesis By Richard S. Hess in Bulletin for Biblical Research, 1991

'Surely the Lord is in This Place: Blessing in the World By Marie-Eloise Rosenblatt in The Way, 1990

From Adam to Judah: The Significance of the Family Tree in Genesis By T. Desmond Alexander, The Evangelical Quarterly, 1989

The Documentary Sources in Genesis Table based on Martin Noth's History of Pentateuchal Traditions, 1981

The Meaning of the Chronogenealogies of Genesis 5 and 11 By Gerhard F. Hasel, Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Theology, Andrews University, Origins, 1980

Essays on the Patriarchal Narratives 1980 book that includes: "The Patriarchs in Scripture and History" by John Goldingay; "Methods of Studying the Patriarchal Narratives as Ancient Texts" by Alan R. Millard; "Archaeological Data and the Dating of the Patriarchs" by John J. Bimson; "Comparative Customs and the Patriarchal Age" by Martin J. Selman; "Abraham Reassessed" by Donald J. Wiseman; "The Religion of the Patriarchs" by Gordon J. Wenham; "Diversity and Unity in the Literary Structure of Genesis" by David W. Baker

Structure and Purpose in Genesis 1-11 By Gary V. Smith in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 1977

The Social Environment of the Patriarchs By M.E.J. Selman in Tyndale Bulletin, 1976

The God of Rebakah By Piet Van Boxel in SIDIC Periodical, 1976

A Thrice-Told Tale: Genre, Theme, and Motif By David L. Petersen, Biblical Research, 1973

The Dating of the So-Called "P-Sections" in Genesis By Dr. Samuel R. Kulling in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 1972

The Toledot of the Book of Genesis and Their Redemptive-Historical Significance By M. H. Woudstra, Calvin Theological Journal, 1970

Interpretation of Genesis By G. Van Groningen, Ph.D., in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Fall 1970

Some Comments on Paul's Use of Genesis in His Epistle to the Romans By John W. Montgomery, Bulletin of the Evangelical Theological Society, April 1961

The Book of Genesis By Benno Jacob Emil G. Hirsch in The Jewish Encyclopedia, 1910

Commentary on Genesis By 3rd-century Father of the Church Hippolytus

The First Deborah By Zahava Lambert

Genesis 1-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bereishit - Chapter 1 The text of chapter 1 along with the commentary by the 11-th century rabbi Rashi

To Create, to Separate or to Construct: An Alternative for a Recent Proposal as to the Interpretation of ??? in Gen 1:1–2:4a By Bob Becking & Marjo C.A. Korpel in Journal of Hebrew Scriptures, 2010

Creation as Temple-Building and Work as Liturgy in Genesis 1-3 By Jeff Morrow in The Journal of the Orthodox Center for the Advancement of Biblical Studies, 2009

Genesis 1:1-3 in Graphs: Extracting Conceptual Structures By Ulrik Petersen, Aalborg University, Department of Communication and Psychology, in Hiphil, 2007

Can a Major Religion Change? Reading Genesis 1-3 in the Twenty-First Century By I J J Spangenberg, University of South Africa, in Verbum et Ecclesia, 2007

Festivals in Genesis 1:14 By David J. Rudolph, University of Cambridge, in Tyndale Bulletin, 2003

Genesis 1 as a Theological-Political Narrative of Kingdom Establishment By Bruce R. Reichenbach in Bulletin for Biblical Research, 2003

Terminological Patterns and the First Word of the Bible: (a)aueu By Wilfried Warning, Schulzentrum Marienhohe, Darmstadt, in Tyndale Bulletin, 2001

Genesis 1:1-2:3 As a Prologue to the Book of Genesis By Ian Hart, Minister, Great Victoria Street Presbyterian Church, Belfast, Northern Ireland, in Tyndale Bulletin, 1995

Genesis 1:1-3: Creation or Re-Creation? Part 1 By Mark F. Rooker, Bibliotheca Sacra, 1992

Genesis 1:1-3: Creation or Re-Creation? Part 2 By Mark F. Rooker, Bibliotheca Sacra, 1992

Interpreting Genesis One By Charles E. Hummel, Director of Faculty Ministries, Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, Journal of the American Scientific Affiliation, 1986

The Creation Account in Genesis 1:1-3, Part V: The Theology of Genesis 1 - Continued By Bruce K. Waltke, Bibliotheca Sacra, 1976

The Creation Account in Genesis 1:1-3, Part I: Introduction to Biblical Cosmogony By Bruce K. Waltke, Bibliotheca Sacra, 1975

The Creation Account in Genesis 1:1-3, Part IV: The Theology of Genesis 1 By Bruce K. Waltke, Bibliotheca Sacra, 1975

Genesis 2-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bereishit - Chapter 2 The text of chapter 2 along with the commentary by the 11-th century rabbi Rashi

Africa is Formless and Void and Darkness Covers the Face of Africa: Genesis 2:4b-25 and Portrayals of Africa By Anastasia Boniface-Malle, Bulletin for Old Testament Studies in Africa, November 2003

The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil: An African Reading of Genesis 2-3 By Sammy Githuku, Bulletin for Old Testament Studies in Africa, November 2003

Garden Temple By Gregory K. Beale, in Kerux: The Journal of Northwest Theological Seminary, September 2003

God: What Do The Opening Chapters of Genesis Tell Us About Him? By Jim West in The Journal of Biblical Studies, 2001

'Her Flesh Was as Grass': Vita Adam et Evae 10.1 By J.R.C. Cousland in Biblica, 2000

The Seduction of Eve and Feminist Readings of the Garden of Eden By Reuven Kimelman in Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 1998. Also here

The Conquest of Chaos: The Biblical Paradigm of Creation and Its Contemporary Relevance By Klaus Nurnberger in Journal of Theology for Southern Africa, July 1997

Bone of My Bone and Flesh of My Flesh By Phyllis A. Bird in Theology Today, 1994

What Is Creation? Rereading Genesis 1 and 2 By Michael Welker in Theology Today, 1991

Eat and Grow Strong: The Super-Natural Power of Forbidden Fruit By Eric S. Rabkin, Dept of English, University of Michigan, 1991

The Theology of Sexuality in the Beginning: Genesis 1–2 By Richard M. Davidson, Andrews University Seminary Studies, 1988

Eve and Pandora Contrasted By William E. Phipps in Theology Today, 1988

The Tree of Life By Paul Watson, Institute for Christian Studies, Austin, Texas, Restoration Quarterly, 1980

The Divine Plan of Creation: 1 Cor 11:7 and Gen 2:18-24 By Thomas L. Thompson, from Women Priests, Paulist Press 1977

God and Creation: A Biblical-Scientific Reflection By Stanley L. Jaki in Theology Today, 1973

Creation By Kaufmann Kohler and Emil G. Hirsch in The Jewish Encyclopedia, 1910

Hexaemeron By Anthony Maas, The Catholic Encyclopedia, 1910

Garden of Eden By Emil G. Hirsch, Mary W. Montgomery, Solomon Schechter, Judah David Eisenstein and M. Seligsohn in The Jewish Encyclopedia, 1910

Adam By James F. Driscoll, The Catholic Encyclopedia, 1907

Adam By J. Frederic McCurdy, Kaufmann Kohler and Richard Gottheil in The Jewish Encyclopedia, 1906

The Female Threat in Genesis By Shana Mauer

Adam and Eve By David Mandel, Who's Who in the Hebrew Bible, The Jewish Publication Society

What Does Eve Do to Help? By David J. A. Clines, chapter 1 of What Does Eve Do to Help? And Other Readerly Questions to the Old Testament

Eve By Emil G. Hirsch, Solomon Schechter and Hartwig Hirschfeld in The Jewish Encyclopedia, 1910

The Life of Adam and Eve: The Biblical Story in Judaism and Christianity Wonderful collection of material by Gary A. Anderson of The University of Virginia and Michael E. Stone of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The Two Stories of Creation By Menachem Leibtag, in Memory of Rabbi Avraham Leibtag. From The Tanach Study Center

Genesis 3-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bereishit - Chapter 3 The text of chapter 3 along with the commentary by the 11-th century rabbi Rashi

Your Urge Shall Be for Your Husband? A New Translation of Genesis 3:16b and a New Interpretation of Genesis 4:7 By Hans-Christoph Aurin in lectio difficilior, 2008

The Call of Wisdom/The Voice of the Serpent: A Canonical Approach to the Tree of Knowledge By Nicholas John Ansell, Christian Scholars Review, 2001

The Tree and The Serpent: Hieros Gamos of the Self By Michael Brabazon in Quodlibet Online Journal of Christian Theology and Philosophy, 2001

Further Observations on the Term 'Seed' in Genesis By T. Desmond Alexander in Tyndale Bulletin, 1997

A Syntactical Note (Genesis 3:15): Is the Woman's Seed Singular or Plural? By Jack Collins, Associate Professor of Old Testament, Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri, in Tyndale Bulletin, 1997

The Great Reversal: Thematic Links Between Genesis 2 and 3 Zdravko Stefanovic, Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies Silang, Cavite, Philippines, Andrews University Seminary Studies, Spring-Summer 1994

Is Genesis 3 a Fall Story? By Terence E. Fretheim, Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota, in Word & World, 1994

Rethinking the Interpretation of Genesis 2.4b-3.24 By Lyn M. Bechtel, in A Feminist Companion to Genesis, 1993

The Theology of Sexuality in the Beginning: Genesis 3 By Richard M. Davidson, Andrews University Seminary Studies, 1988

Woman's Desire for Man: Genesis 3:16 Reconsidered By Irvin A. Busenitz, Grace Theological Journal, 1986

What Is the Woman's Desire? By Susan T. Foh, Westminster Theological Journal, 1974/75

The Generations of the Heavens and of the Earth: Egyptian Deities in the Garden of Eden By Gary Greenberg, annual meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt, St. Louis, Missouri

Genesis Third-century poem by Tertullian

Genesis 4-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bereishit - Chapter 4 The text of chapter 4 along with the commentary by the 11-th century rabbi Rashi

Your Urge Shall Be for Your Husband? A New Translation of Genesis 3:16b and a New Interpretation of Genesis 4:7 By Hans-Christoph Aurin in lectio difficilior, 2008

Slaughter, Fratricide and Sacrilege. Cain and Abel Traditions in 1 John 3 By J. Byron, Biblica , 2007

Genesis 4:17-24: A Case-Study in Eisegesis By Maarten J. Paul, Minister, Dirksland, Netherlands, in Tyndale Bulletin, 1996

Cain and His Offering By Bruce K. Waltke, Westminster Theological Journal, 1986

Cain By Kaufmann Kohler, W. H. Bennett and Louis Ginzberg in The Jewish Encyclopedia, 1910

Cain By Wendell Reilly, The Catholic Encyclopedia, 1908

Abel By John Tierney, The Catholic Encyclopedia, 1907

Abel By J. Frederic McCurdy, Kaufmann Kohler, Louis Ginzberg and Richard Gottheil in The Jewish Encyclopedia, 1906

Cain and Abel By Rabbi Louis Jacobs, The Jewish Religion: A Companion, published by Oxford University Press

Genesis 5-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bereishit - Chapter 5 The text of chapter 5 along with the commentary by the 11-th century rabbi Rashi

Enoch, a Man Who Walked with God By Timothy J. Cole, Senior Pastor, Grace Bible Church, St. Petersburg, Florida, Bibliotheca Sacra, July-Sept. 1991

Genesis 6-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bereishit - Chapter 6 The text of chapter 6 along with the commentary by the 11-th century rabbi Rashi

As the Days of Noah: A Critical Examination of the `Sons of God' and the Nephilim in Genesis 6:1-4 By Ryan Corbi in Concept, 2006

Demon Semen: Traditional and Metaphysical Assumptions in Early Lutheran and Reformed Treatments of Genesis 6:1-4 By Jeffrey Mallinson in Quodlibet Online Journal of Christian Theology and Philosophy, October 2003

The Ancient Exegesis of Genesis 6:2, 4 By Robert Newman, Grace Theological Journal, 1984

A Contextual Identification of the bene ha'elohim and benoth ha'adam in Genesis 6:1!4 By Lyle Eslinger, Department of Religious Studies, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 1979

An Exegetical Study of Genesis 6:1-4 By Leroy Birney, M.A., M.Div., in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Winter 1970

Genesis 7-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bereishit - Chapter 7 The text of chapter 7 along with the commentary by the 11-th century rabbi Rashi

Jubilee Calendar Rescued from the Flood Narrative By S. Najm & Ph. Guillaume in Journal of Hebrew Scriptures, 2004

The Theology of the Flood Narrative By David J. A. Clines, published in On the Way to the Postmodern: Old Testament Essays 1967–1998, Volume 2

Biblical Evidence for the Universality of the Genesis Flood By Richard M. Davidson, Andrews University, Origins, 1995

The Structure of the Genesis Flood Narrative and Its Implications By William H. Shea, Andrews University, Origins, 1979

The Biblical View of the Extent of the Flood By Gerhard F. Hasel, Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Theology, Andrews University, Origins, 1975

Noah By Executive Committee of the Editorial Board, J. Frederic McCurdy, Wilhelm Bacher, M. Seligsohn, Emil G. Hirsch and Mary W. Montgomery in The Jewish Encyclopedia, 1910

Noah By Florentine Bechtel, The Catholic Encyclopedia, 1911

Noach By Menachem Leibtag, in Memory of Rabbi Avraham Leibtag. From The Tanach Study Center

Noah By David Mandel, Who's Who in the Hebrew Bible, The Jewish Publication Society

The Flood By Emil G. Hirsch, W. Muss-Arnolt and Hartwig Hirschfeld in The Jewish Encyclopedia, 1910

Deluge By Anthony Maas, The Catholic Encyclopedia, 1908

Noah's Flood By Rabbi Louis Jacobs, The Jewish Religion: A Companion, published by Oxford University Press

Genesis 8-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bereishit - Chapter 8 The text of chapter 8 along with the commentary by the 11-th century rabbi Rashi

Genesis 9-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bereishit - Chapter 9 The text of chapter 9 along with the commentary by the 11-th century rabbi Rashi

Noah's Nakedness and the Curse on Canaan (Genesis 9:20-27) By John Seitze Bergsma and Scott Walker Hahn in Journal of Biblical Literature, Spring 2005

Biblical and Rabbinic Understanding of the Curse of Noah By Ephraim Isaac in SIDIC Periodical, 1978

The Seven Commandments of the Sons of Noah By Moshe Greenberg in Studies in the Bible and Jewish Thought, 1995

Studies in the Book of Genesis, Part 1: The Curse of Canaan By Allen P. Ross, Bibliotheca Sacra, 1980

The Rainbow in Jewish Symbolism By Rabbi Louis Jacobs, The Jewish Religion: A Companion, published by Oxford University Press

Rainbow By Emil G. Hirsch, Immanuel Benzinger, Wilhelm Bacher and Judah David Eisenstein in the Jewish Encyclopedia, 1906

"Noah's Younger Brother": The Anti-Noachic Polemics in 2 Enoch By Andre A. Orlov of Marquette University

Original Dishonor: Noah's Curse and the Southern Defense of Slavery By Stephen R. Haynes, Rhodes College

Genesis 10-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bereishit - Chapter 10 The text of chapter 10 along with the commentary by the 11-th century rabbi Rashi

Nimrod and the Tower of Babel: Genesis 10-11 in17th-Century Quaker Writings By Esther Greenleaf Murer in Quaker Theology, Fall-Winter 2003

Studies in the Book of Genesis, Part 3: The Table of Nations in Genesis 10—Its Content By Allen P. Ross, Bibliotheca Sacra, 1980

Genesis 11-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bereishit - Chapter 11 The text of chapter 11 along with the commentary by the 11-th century rabbi Rashi

Language as Expression of Unity and Diversity: From Babel to Pentecost and Beyond By John Kinder in Australian EJournal of Theology, July 2008

The Date of the Tower of Babel and Some Theological Implications By Paul H. Seely, Westminster Theological Journal, 2001

Babel and Derrida:  Postmodernism, Language and Biblical Interpretation By Craig G. Bartholomew, Research Fellow, Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education, Cheltenham, in Tyndale Bulletin, 1998

The Mesopotamian Background of the Tower of Babel Account and Its Implications By John H. Walton in Bulletin for Biblical Research, 1995

The Dispersion of the Nations in Gen 11:1-9 By Allen P. Ross, Bibliotheca Sacra, 1981

Tower of Babel By Anthony Maas, The Catholic Encyclopedia, 1912

Tower of Babel By Morris Jastrow Jr., Ira Maurice Price, Marcus Jastrow, Louis Ginzberg and Duncan B. McDonald in The Jewish Encyclopedia, 1910

The Site of the Tower of Babel (Gen. xi.1-9) By John P. Peters in Journal of Biblical Literature, 1896

Genesis 12-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bereishit - Chapter 12 The text of chapter 12 along with the commentary by the 11-th century rabbi Rashi

Abraham in History and Tradition, Part 1: Abraham the Hebrew By Donald J. Wiseman, Bibliotheca Sacra, April-June 1977

Abraham in History and Tradition, Part II: Abraham the Prince By Donald J. Wiseman, Bibliotheca Sacra, July-Sept. 1977

Blessing in the Old Testament: A Study of Gen. 12:3 By Paul Rotenberry, Restoration Quarterly, 1958

Abraham By Charles J. Mendelsohn, Kaufmann Kohler, Richard Gottheil and Crawford Howell Toy in The Jewish Encyclopedia, 1910

Abraham By James Howlett, The Catholic Encyclopedia, 1907

Abraham By Charles J. Mendelsohn, Kaufmann Kohler, Richard Gottheil and Crawford Howell Toy in The Jewish Encyclopedia, 1906

For What Purpose Did God Choose Avraham? By Menachem Leibtag, in Memory of Rabbi Avraham Leibtag. From The Tanach Study Center

Four promises of Zera V'aretz By Menachem Leibtag, in Memory of Rabbi Avraham Leibtag. From The Tanach Study Center

Genesis 13-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bereishit - Chapter 13 The text of chapter 13 along with the commentary by the 11-th century rabbi Rashi

Lot By Francis X.E. Albert, The Catholic Encyclopedia, 1910

Lot By Emil G. Hirsch, M. Seligsohn, Solomon Schechter and Joseph Jacobs in The Jewish Encyclopedia, 1910

Lot By David Mandel, Who's Who in the Hebrew Bible, The Jewish Publication Society

Genesis 14-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bereishit - Chapter 14 The text of chapter 14 along with the commentary by the 11-th century rabbi Rashi

Melchizedek: Gen 14,17-20 in the Targums, in Rabbinic and Early Christian Literature By M. McNamara in Biblica, 2000

Melchizedek in the MT, LXX, and the NT By J.A. Fitzmyer in Biblica, 2000

Melchizedek as a Divine Mediator Summary of a lecture by J. Davila on 10 February, 1998

The Melchizedek Citations in the Letter to the Hebrews By Alan R. Millard, Christian Brethren Research Fellowship Journal, 1968

Melchizedek Legend of 2 (Slavonic) Enoch By Andre Orlov of Marquette University

Melchizedek, Michael, and War in Heaven By James R. Davila, St. Mary's College, University of St. Andrews

Melchizedek By Isidore Singer and Kaufmann Kohler in the Jewish Encyclopedia, 1906

The Antiquity of the Divine Title EL ELYON in Gen. xiv By James A. Kelso in Journal of Biblical Literature, 1901

Genesis 15-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bereishit - Chapter 15 The text of chapter 15 along with the commentary by the 11-th century rabbi Rashi

Eliezer of Damascus By Julius A. Bewer in Journal of Biblical Literature, 1908

Genesis 16-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bereishit - Chapter 16 The text of chapter 16 along with the commentary by the 11-th century rabbi Rashi

Sarah (Sarai) By Emil G. Hirsch, Wilhelm Bacher, Jacob Zallel Lauterbach, Joseph Jacobs,and Mary W. Montgomery in The Jewish Encyclopedia, 1910

Genesis 17-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bereishit - Chapter 17 The text of chapter 17 along with the commentary by the 11-th century rabbi Rashi

Isaac and Ishmael: Brothers in Conflict By Leslie Hoppe, O.F.M. in Scripture from Scratch, 2001

Neith and the Two Biblical Deborahs: One and the Same By Gary Greenberg. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt, Atlanta 1995. The bible makes reference to two separate women named Deborah. One was the nurse to Abraham's son Isaac and the other was, in the much later period of the Judges, a military leader referred to as "a mother in Israel". In this paper I will argue that both Deborahs were mythological figures based on Hebrew recollections of the goddess Neith, the goddess who ruled in the area of Egypt where Israel dwelled in earlier times

Looking for Abraham's City By Daniel J. Estes, Assistant Professor of Bible Cedarville College, Cedarville, Ohio Bibliotheca Sacra 1990

Abraham Had Two Sons: A Study in Pauline Hermeneutics By F. F. Bruce, New Testament Studies: Essays in Honor of Ray Summers in His Sixty-Fifth Year, 1975

Covenant By Executive Committee of the Editorial Board. Kaufmann Kohler, Louis Ginzberg, Richard Gottheil, Isaac Broydé, Emil G. Hirsch and J. Frederic McCurdy in The Jewish Encyclopedia, 1910

Ishmael By Isidore Singer, M. Seligsohn, Richard Gottheil and Hartwig Hirschfeld in The Jewish Encyclopedia, 1910

Ismael By Francis Gigot, The Catholic Encyclopedia, 1910

Ishmael By David Mandel, Who's Who in the Hebrew Bible, The Jewish Publication Society

Genesis 18-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bereishit - Chapter 18 The text of chapter 18 along with the commentary by the 11-th century rabbi Rashi

From My Flesh I Would Behold God: Imaginal Representation and Inscripting Divine Justice, Preliminary Observations By Elliot R. Wolfson, New York University, Journal of Scriptural Reasoning, September 2002

It Takes Two (or More): Genesis 18-19 and Communal Theophany By Brantley Craig, University of Virginia, Journal of Scriptural Reasoning, September 2002

Just us - or Justice: a comment on Wolfson's reading of Genesis 18 By Dov Nelkin, The University of Virginia, Journal of Scriptural Reasoning, September 2002

On the Particular and the Universal By Steven Kepnes, Colgate University, Journal of Scriptural Reasoning, September 2002

Re-Figuring Hospitality: Interpreting Incarnation in Genesis 18-19 By Willie Young, Loyola College in Maryland, Journal of Scriptural Reasoning, September 2002

Genesis 19-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bereishit - Chapter 19 The text of chapter 19 along with the commentary by the 11-th century rabbi Rashi

Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 19:1-29) on the Internet By Susanne Scholz in Journal of Religion and Society, 1999

Sodom By Joseph Jacobs and Schulim Ochser in The Jewish Encyclopedia, 1910

A Strain of Sodom Third-century poem by Tertullian

Avraham and Sdom By Menachem Leibtag, in Memory of Rabbi Avraham Leibtag. From The Tanach Study Center

Genesis 20-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bereishit - Chapter 20 The text of chapter 20 along with the commentary by the 11-th century rabbi Rashi

Genesis 21-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bereishit - Chapter 21 The text of chapter 21 along with the commentary by the 11-th century rabbi Rashi

Reinterpreting Hagar's Story By Jessica Grimes, lectio dificilior, 2004

The interpretation of the Sarah-Hagar stories in rabbinic and patristic literature By Irene Pabst, lectio dificilior, 2003

Abraham's Visitors By Daniel W. Hardy, University of Cambridge, Journal of Scriptural Reasoning, September 2002

Abraham's Visitors: Prolegomena to a Christian Theological Exegesis of Genesis 18-19 By Francis Watson, University of Aberdeen, Journal of Scriptural Reasoning, September 2002

An Essay on Exegesis, Genesis 18 By William Elkins, Drew University, Journal of Scriptural Reasoning, September 2002

Hagar's Wilderness Sojourn (Genesis 21:15-21) By Paul Lindemulder, in Kerux: The Journal of Northwest Theological Seminary, December 2000

The Birth of Isaac: Genesis 21:1-7 By Wendell W. Frerichs, Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota, in Word & World, 1994

Isaac By Isidore Singer and Isaac Broydé in The Jewish Encyclopedia, 1910

Isaac By Francis Gigot, The Catholic Encyclopedia, 1910

Hagar By Solomon Schechter, Gotthard Deutsch and the Executive Committee of the Editorial Board. Emil G. Hirsch, Hartwig Hirschfeld in The Jewish Encyclopedia, 1910

Hagar By David Mandel, Who's Who in the Hebrew Bible, The Jewish Publication Society

Genesis 22-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bereishit - Chapter 22 The text of chapter 22 along with the commentary by the 11-th century rabbi Rashi

Isaac Multiplex: Genesis 22 in a New Historical Representation By Christo Lombaard in HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies, 2008

Isaac in the Eucharist By Eugene F. Rogers, Jr., Member, Children of Abraham Institute, and Department of Religious Studies, The University of Virginia, Journal of Scriptural Reasoning, September 2002

The Sacrifice of Isaac in Qumran Literature By Joseph A. Fitzmeyer, Biblica, 2002

The Akeda or the Sacrifice of Isaac: Creative Readings of a Text By Joe Mulrooney in The Way, 2000

God, Abraham, and the Abuse of Isaac By Terence E. Fretheim, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota, in Word & World, Winter 1995

Self-Consciousness and Conversation: Reading Genesis 22 By Ellen F. Davis in Bulletin for Biblical Research, 1991

The Role of Genesis 22:1-19 in the Abraham Cycle: A Computer- Assisted Textual Interpretation Robert D. Bergen, Hannibal- LaGrange College, Criswell Theological Review, 1990

The Binding of Isaac By W. Dow Edgerton in Theology Today, 1987

The Test of Abraham: Genesis 22:1–19 By John I. Lawlor, Grace Theological Journal, 1980

Genesis 22: The Binding of Isaac Interactive computer lessons written and designed by David Landry

The Akedah: Binding Isaac By Rabbi Louis Jacobs, The Jewish Religion: A Companion, published by Oxford University Press

Genesis 23-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bereishit - Chapter 23 The text of chapter 23 along with the commentary by the 11-th century rabbi Rashi

The Burial of Sarah: An Exegesis of Genesis 23 By Ben Kao in The Journal of Biblical Studies, 2001. For downloading only

The Death of Sarah By the editors in SIDIC Periodical, 1983

Genesis 24-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bereishit - Chapter 24 The text of chapter 24 along with the commentary by the 11-th century rabbi Rashi

Rebekah By Emil G. Hirsch, M. Seligsohn, Executive Committee of the Editorial Board in The Jewish Encyclopedia, 1910

Rebekah By David Mandel, Who's Who in the Hebrew Bible, The Jewish Publication Society

Genesis 25-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bereishit - Chapter 25 The text of chapter 25 along with the commentary by the 11-th century rabbi Rashi

The Naming of Isaac: The Role of the Wife/Sister Episodes in the Redaction of Genesis By John Ronning, Westminster Theological Journal, 1991

Election and Transformation (Genesis 25:19-34) By Lawrence Semel, in Kerux: The Journal of Northwest Theological Seminary, May 1987

Jacob By Emil G. Hirsch, M. Seligsohn, Solomon Schechter and Julius H. Greenstone in The Jewish Encyclopedia, 1910

Jacob Francis Gigot, The Catholic Encyclopedia, 1910

Jacob By Rabbi Louis Jacobs, The Jewish Religion: A Companion, published by Oxford University Press

Esau By Frants Buhl, Emil G. Hirsch and Solomon Schechter in The Jewish Encyclopedia, 1910

Genesis 26-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bereishit - Chapter 26 The text of chapter 26 along with the commentary by the 11-th century rabbi Rashi

From Avraham to Yitzchak to Yaakov: Which Son is Chosen? By Menachem Leibtag, in Memory of Rabbi Avraham Leibtag. From The Tanach Study Center

Yitzchak's Blessing of Yaakov and Esav By Menachem Leibtag, in Memory of Rabbi Avraham Leibtag. From The Tanach Study Center

Genesis 27-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bereishit - Chapter 27 The text of chapter 27 along with the commentary by the 11-th century rabbi Rashi

Genesis 28-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bereishit - Chapter 28 The text of chapter 28 along with the commentary by the 11-th century rabbi Rashi

Bethel: House of God (Genesis 28:10-22) By William D. Dennison, in Kerux: The Journal of Northwest Theological Seminary, December 1987

Jacob's Vision: The Founding of Bethel By Allen P. Ross, Bibliotheca Sacra, 1985

Yaakov's Dream, Am Yisrael's Future By Menachem Leibtag, in Memory of Rabbi Avraham Leibtag. From The Tanach Study Center

Genesis 29-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bereishit - Chapter 29 The text of chapter 29 along with the commentary by the 11-th century rabbi Rashi

The Chronology and Birth of Jacob's Children by Leah and Her Handmaid By Charles L. Zimmerman, Pastor Evangelical Church, Archbold, Ohio, Grace Journal, Winter 1972

Rachel By Emil G. Hirsch, M. Seligsohn, Executive Committee of the Editorial Board in The Jewish Encyclopedia, 1910

Rachel By David Mandel, Who's Who in the Hebrew Bible, The Jewish Publication Society

Genesis 30-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bereishit - Chapter 30 The text of chapter 30 along with the commentary by the 11-th century rabbi Rashi

Genesis 31-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bereishit - Chapter 31 The text of chapter 31 along with the commentary by the 11-th century rabbi Rashi

Another Look at Rachel's Theft of the Teraphim By Moshe Greenberg in Journal of Biblical Literature, September 1962

Genesis 32-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bereishit - Chapter 32 The text of chapter 32 along with the commentary by the 11-th century rabbi Rashi

Jacob at the Jabbok, Israel at Peniel By Allen P. Ross, Bibliotheca Sacra, 1985

Hosea 12:5a and Genesis 32:29: A Study in Inner Biblical Exegesis By Lyle M. Eslinger, Department of Religious Studies, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. 1981

"You Have Prevailed": The Function of Jacob's Encounter at Peniel in the Jacob Cycle By S. McKenzie, Restoration Quarterly, 1980

On Jacob's Wrestling Episode By Walter Brueggemann

Yaakov's Name Change to Yisrael By Menachem Leibtag, in Memory of Rabbi Avraham Leibtag. From The Tanach Study Center

Genesis 33-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bereishit - Chapter 33 The text of chapter 33 along with the commentary by the 11-th century rabbi Rashi

What is Yaakov Doing in Shechem? By Menachem Leibtag, in Memory of Rabbi Avraham Leibtag. From The Tanach Study Center

Genesis 34-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bereishit - Chapter 34 The text of chapter 34 along with the commentary by the 11-th century rabbi Rashi

The Silence in Dinah's Cry By Ron Clark, lectio difficilior, 2006

Defilement of Virgins in Biblical Law and the Case of Dinah (Genesis 34) By Alexander Rofé in Biblica, 2005

Feminist Hermeneutics and Evangelical Concerns: The Rape of Dinah as a Case Study By Robin Parry, University of Gloucestershire, in Tyndale Bulletin, 2002

What "Really" Happened to Dinah: A Feminist Analysis of Genesis 34 By Susanne Scholz in Lectio Difficilior, a European E-Journal for Feminist Exegesis, 2001

Source Criticism & Genesis 34 By Robin Parry, Cheltenham & Gloucester College, in Tyndale Bulletin, 2000

Dinah By Eduard König, Emil G. Hirsch, Louis Ginzberg and Caspar Levias in The Jewish Encyclopedia, 1910

Genesis 35-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bereishit - Chapter 35 The text of chapter 35 along with the commentary by the 11-th century rabbi Rashi

Benjamin By Richard Gottheil, Kaufmann Kohler, Marcus Jastrow, Louis Ginzberg and Duncan B. McDonald in The Jewish Encyclopedia, 1910

Genesis 36-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bereishit - Chapter 36 The text of chapter 36 along with the commentary by the 11-th century rabbi Rashi

Genesis 37-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bereishit - Chapter 37 The text of chapter 37 along with the commentary by the 11-th century rabbi Rashi

Philo and the Sabbath Crisis: Alexandrian Jewish Politics and the Dating of Philo's Works By Robert A. Kraft, University of Pennsylvania, 1990

Who Really Sold Yosef? By Menachem Leibtag, in Memory of Rabbi Avraham Leibtag. From The Tanach Study Center

Yosef and his Brothers By Menachem Leibtag, in Memory of Rabbi Avraham Leibtag. From The Tanach Study Center

On Joseph and His Brothers By Walter Brueggemann

Genesis 38-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bereishit - Chapter 38 The text of chapter 38 along with the commentary by the 11-th century rabbi Rashi

Tamar By David Mandel, Who's Who in the Hebrew Bible, The Jewish Publication Society

Unveiling the Versions:The Tactics of Tamar in Genesis 38:15 By John R. Huddlestun in Journal of Hebrew Scriptures, 2001

Terminological Patterns and Genesis 38 By Wilfried Warning, Schulzentrum Seminar Marienhohe Darmstadt, Germany, Andrews University Seminary Studies, Autumn 2000

Genesis 38: Its Context(s) and Function By Edward M. Curtis, Biola University, La Mirada, CA, Criswell Theological Review 1991

An Exegetical Study of Genesis 38 By Steven D. Mathewson, Pastor, Mountain View Bible Church, Helena, Montana, Bibliotheca Sacra, 1989

Genesis 39-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bereishit - Chapter 39 The text of chapter 39 along with the commentary by the 11-th century rabbi Rashi

Dan By A. J. Rowe, Dictionary of the Old Testament: Pentateuch, 2002

Potiphar's Wife and the Cultural Template of Sacred Sexuality By Thalia Gur-Klein, lectio difficilior, 2001

Terminological patterns and Genesis 39 By Wilfried Warning, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Sep 2001

What Mitzvot Did the Avot Keep? By Menachem Leibtag, in Memory of Rabbi Avraham Leibtag. From The Tanach Study Center

Genesis 40-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bereishit - Chapter 40 The text of chapter 40 along with the commentary by the 11-th century rabbi Rashi

Genesis 41-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bereishit - Chapter 41 The text of chapter 41 along with the commentary by the 11-th century rabbi Rashi

Genesis 42-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bereishit - Chapter 42 The text of chapter 42 along with the commentary by the 11-th century rabbi Rashi

The Sabbatical/Jubilee Cycle and the Seven-Year Famine in Egypt By C. Carmichael in Biblica, 1999

Genesis 43-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bereishit - Chapter 43 The text of chapter 43 along with the commentary by the 11-th century rabbi Rashi

Genesis 44-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bereishit - Chapter 44 The text of chapter 44 along with the commentary by the 11-th century rabbi Rashi

Genesis 45-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bereishit - Chapter 45 The text of chapter 45 along with the commentary by the 11-th century rabbi Rashi

Genesis 46-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bereishit - Chapter 46 The text of chapter 46 along with the commentary by the 11-th century rabbi Rashi

Joseph in Egypt, Bible and Spade, 2002 -- Part 1 -- Part 2 -- Part 3 -- Part 4 -- Part 5 -- Part 6

Jacob's Blessing on Pharaoh: An Interpretation of Genesis 46:31–47:26 By J. L. McKenzie, Westminster Theological Journal, 1983

From Breishit to Shmot By Menachem Leibtag, in Memory of Rabbi Avraham Leibtag. From The Tanach Study Center. When Yaakov and family depart for Egypt, are they planning "yerida?" In other words, do they intend to make Egypt their permanent home, or are they planning just a 'short visit?'

Bracha, Bechira, or Bechora? By Menachem Leibtag, in Memory of Rabbi Avraham Leibtag. From The Tanach Study Center. Blessings - we find so many of them in Sefer Breishit, particularly in Parshat Vaychi. What are they all about?

Genesis 47-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bereishit - Chapter 47 The text of chapter 47 along with the commentary by the 11-th century rabbi Rashi

A Consideration of the Identity of the Pharaoh of Genesis 47 By James R. Battenfield, Th.M., in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 1972

Genesis 48-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bereishit - Chapter 48 The text of chapter 48 along with the commentary by the 11-th century rabbi Rashi

Genesis 49-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bereishit - Chapter 49 The text of chapter 49 along with the commentary by the 11-th century rabbi Rashi

Genesis 50-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bereishit - Chapter 50 The text of chapter 50 along with the commentary by the 11-th century rabbi Rashi





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