By Isaac Asimov, Rafael Palacios
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Utilizing a mix of form-critical and linguistic tools, the writer seeks to appreciate the function of the toledot formulation, usually translated "These are the generations of Name," in shaping the booklet of Genesis and the Pentateuch as an entire. An exam of the formulation uncovers that it features essentially as a heading to significant sections of textual content and attracts the readers' cognizance to target an ever narrower diversity of characters.
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The prophet is reporting God's promise to destroy Babylon, which at that time was on the point -of conquering Judah: ... Jeremiah 5 1 : ~ ~ ~ $ 1 together agmnst her [Babylon] the kingdoms of Ararat, Mind, and Ashchewst .. But where and what was Ararat? Remember that in searching for it one must consider geography as it was known to those who reduced Genesis to writing and not necessarily as it was known in the time of the Sumero-Akkadians. In Assyrian times there was a kingdom among the mountains in which the Tigris and Euphrates rose, in what is now eastern Turkey.
Phrates. At that time, however, the Persian Gulf extended about 175 miles further northwestward than it now does. The rivers, flowing southwestward from the Turkish mountains, carried mud and silt with them, slowly forming a delta that filled in the upper end of the narrow Persian Gulf, moving thaseacoast 175 miles southeastward in six thousand years. As it happened, the Tigrisflowed south and the Euphrates east. Eventually they met to form a single joined river, how known as the Shatt-al-Arab, which is 120 miles lohg.
One was listed as having reigned nearly 65,000 years. The writer of (his portion of Genesis, far from imposing on credibility by making use of extended life spans, apparently took. legendary material and did his best to cut those ages down to reasonable size. What's more, throughout the Hexateuch, the writers kept steadily reducing the ages attained by the chief figures in the tales though even at the end these were still boasting life spans somewhat in excess of a hundred years. Of the antediluvian patriarchs, one attains an age markedly different from the others.
Asimov's Guide to the Bible: The Old Testament by Isaac Asimov, Rafael Palacios