BIBL 410INTERPRETIVE QUESTION #3: GENESIS Name Course Date Bibl 410interpretive Question #3: Genesis 31:19What is the significance of Rachel’s theft? Why did she steal her father’s teraphim? The significance of Rachel’s theft is that they represented household gods and were used as personal charms. In his book “Paradise to Prison ” Davis points out that the significance of Rachel’s theft is not detailed in the Bible and that it only states that the idols were stolen. Thus there is no much information on Rachel’s motivation; however John Davis gave two reasons as to why she stole them. One Rachel was an idol-worshipper herself and secondly teraphim were considered by the ancient people to guarantee fertility given that they were nude or naked goddesses with accentuated sexual features. Therefore Rachel stole them to continue bearing children. Moshe Greenberg in his article argues that Rachel stole to demonstrate the kind of This is because the text in Genesis 49:10 is Messianic and thus could only be direct to argue that “Shiloh” has Messianic connotations that describe the return of the Messiah or Jesus Christ. Bibliography Davis John James. Paradise to Prison: Studies in Genesis. Salem Wisc: Sheffield Publishing Co 1998. Greenberg Moshe. "Another Look at Rachel's Theft of the Teraphim". Journal of Biblical Literature 1962 81 no. 3: 239-248. Henry Matthew. “Mathew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible: Genesis 49.” (Bible Study Tools 2017) http://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/matthew-henry-complete/genesis/49.html Jackson Wayne. “Who is the Mysterious Shiloh?” (ChristianCourier.com Accessed 2017) https://www.christiancourier.com/articles/1101-who-is-the-mysterious-shiloh Jerome Kodell. "Jacob Wrestles with Esau (Gen 32:23–32)". Biblical Theology Bulletin 1980 10 no. 2: 65-70. Molen Steven. "The Identity of Jacob's Opponent: Wrestling with Ambiguity in Gen. 32:22-32". The Journal of Mormon Thought 1993 11 no. 2: 187-200. Spanier Ktziah. "Rachel's Theft of the Teraphim: Her Struggle for Family Primacy 1". Vetus Testamentum 1992 42 no. 3: 404-412. [...]
Check Grading RUBRIC. In your response to each question, cite three different commentaries or journals. There are 3 different Bible verses on Genesis to be interpreted as a question. Compose ONE PARAGRAPH for each of the 3 sources chosen: What does the source say about the topic in question? What is the best possible solution to the question? List each source and its interpretation of the passage in question. Write a fourth paragraph to discuss what you believe to be the best possible solution to the question. Whose interpretation do you agree with or do you have another view?