The Jacob Story and the Formation of Biblical Israel

@article{Naaman2014TheJS,
  title={The Jacob Story and the Formation of Biblical Israel},
  author={N. Na’aman},
  journal={Tel Aviv},
  year={2014},
  volume={41},
  pages={125 - 95}
}
Abstract The article argues that the pre-Priestly Jacob story is mainly a unified and coherent composition that was written in Judah in about the mid-6th century BCE. It was composed as part of a larger literary-historical work that narrated the history of Israel’s three ancestors and reflects the reality in the land after the Babylonians conquered Jerusalem and annexed Judah and all other neighbouring kingdoms. The patriarchal story-cycle was intended for an audience comprised of the elite and… Expand
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