The Brotherhood of Edom

  title={The Brotherhood of Edom},
  author={J. Bartlett},
  journal={Journal for the Study of the Old Testament},
  pages={2 - 27}
  • J. Bartlett
  • Published 1977
  • Philosophy
  • Journal for the Study of the Old Testament
It is immediately clear from the passages in Genesis, Deuteronomy 2, Obadiah and Malachi that Edom has gained a brotherly connection with Israel by being identified with the figure of Esau, Jacob’s brother. This identification is generally agreed to be secondary; M. Noth, G. von Rad, V. Maag and others have argued that before being connected with Seir or Edom Esau originally belonged with Jacob to the central regions of Transjordan /1/. In all probability, Esau was not originally connected with… Expand
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