Birth Report Genre
in the Hebrew Bible

By Timothy D. Finlay
Forschungen zum Alten Testament 2, No. 12
December 2005
Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 3161487451
304 pages, 6 ¼” x 9 ¼”
$110.00 Paper Original

The author conducts a comprehensive analysis of all birth reports in the Hebrew Bible. These passages include genealogies, stories of annunciation to barren women and prophetic narratives. The birth reports may be short but they contribute greatly to the plot.

Contents include:
1. Introduction
2. Cataloguing the Birth Reports and Their Constituent Elements
3. Birth Notices and Reports in Genealogies
4. Birth Reports in Annunciation Type-Scenes
5. Birth Reports in Narratives about Prophetic Symbolic Actions
6. Miscellaneous Birth Reports
7. Conclusions
Abbreviations and Signs


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