The Efficacy of Parental Blessing

ab 14,90 

Misgana Mathewos Detago

A Narrative Critical Study of Gen 27:1-28:9 in its Context of Gen 25:19-33:20

ISBN 978-3-643-90092-0
Band-Nr. 6
Jahr 2011
Seiten 344
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The main aim of this thesis is to explore how the parental blessing, which
Jacob obtained through deception, can still be efficacious despite its
controversial transmission. For this purpose the 20 theology of blessing in
the OT and the passages Gen 25:1-26:35 and 28:10-33:20 are analyzed. An
exegesis of Gen 27:1-28:9 will demonstrate that the efficacy of parental
blessing hinges on the interaction between an inexplicable divine plan
intended to bless the patriarchs and their descendants and the characters‘
actions intended to accomplish their interests. It is due to God’s
favourable attitude towards Jacob and his descendants that the blessing
works for them in complex ways.