Just a follow up on my last post in this thread (post # 27). As it turns out, Ecclesiastes 1:9, 10 has proved true again: "There is nothing new under the sun." What I thought I had noticed in the post above has already been noted by others, and in far more detail too. This article
on the use of toledoth
in Genesis explains the pattern I was seeing in the way the material was organized.
I already had this article linked to in this post
(second link), but, memory being what it is . . .
At any rate, the linked article has some fascinating observations about the structure of Genesis. If Moses was the person who compiled the book of Genesis (my belief) he certainly showed some of the 'wisdom' and writing skill that was his heritage from being raised by Egyptian royalty. (Ac 7:22)
On a technical note, what I have listed as the Joseph Narrative (here
) actually begins at Gen 37:2. Gen 37:1 goes with chapter 36. I have tried to update that in the posts that have that. Apparently the people who first put the chapter and verse numbers in place in the 13rh & 16th centuries AD saw things a bit differently.
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