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This chapter investigates the Jacob-cycle and in particular the role of wealth within it. The character of Jacob is of special importance. Twice as much material is dedicated to Jacob, who appears in Gen 25–50, compared to Abraham. The chapter discusses about text and meaning, it is clear that answers best appear inductively. So how to go about this task responsibly? In short, the 'workflow' involves exegesis, interpretation and synthesis. This process is both 'inductive' and 'deductive'. The chapter then focuses on the Hebrew text as found in Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (BHS), unless stated otherwise.

Keywords:Abraham; Hebrew text; Jacob



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