A Place for Hagar's Son Hardback

Ishmael as a Case Study in the Priestly Tradition

by John T. Noble;


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A Place for Hagar's Son

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The profound ambivalence of the biblical portrayals of Hagar and Ishmael-dispossessed, yet protected; abandoned, yet given promises that rival those of the covenant with Abraham-belies easy characterizations of the Pentateuch's writers. In particular, John T. Noble argues, conventional characterizations of the Priestly writers' view of covenant have failed to take into account the significance of these two "non-chosen" figures. NobIe carefully examines their roles and depictions in the P and non-P Genesis traditions, comparing them to other "non-chosen" figures and to patterns found in Exodus traditions and the patriarchal promises to Abraham, showing that Ishmael is clearly favoured, though not chosen. Indeed, Noble argues, Ishmael must be seen as a key figure in the Priestly material, highlighting the relationship between Noahic and Abrahamic covenants. His ambiguous status calls for reconsideration of the goals and values of the Priestly work, which Noble sketches around themes of covenant, fertility, life, and the future of nations.

A Place for Hagar's Son by John T. Noble was published by Fortress Press,U.S. in May 2016. The ISBN for A Place for Hagar's Son is 9781506402000.

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Page last updated 3rd December 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherFortress Press,U.S. (May 2016)
Weight454g
Number of Pages192
Thickness18 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9781506402000
ISBN-101506402003
Product Code4456544
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