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Genesis as DialogueA Literary, Historical, and Theological Commentary$
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Thomas L. Brodie

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780195138368

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195138368.001.0001

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Noah's Sons: The World's Mixture of Curse and Blessing (9:18–Chap. 10)

Noah's Sons: The World's Mixture of Curse and Blessing (9:18–Chap. 10)

Humankind in Embryo: Three Sons Contrasted (9:18–29)

Humankind at Large: Three Sons' Sons Contrasted (Chap. 10)

20 Noah's Sons: The World's Mixture of Curse and Blessing (9:18–Chap. 10)
Genesis as Dialogue

Thomas L. Brodie

Oxford University Press

The story of Noah's three sons (9:18–29) is followed by a table of nations, which reflects features of the three sons (ch. 10). The two‐fold text (9:18–ch. 10) is framed by references to Noah and the flood, and at one level is concerned not with specific nations but with the balance between blessing and curse among humanity as a whole.

Keywords:   blessing, curse, Genesis 9–10, Noah's sons, table of nations

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