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A teaching module in which we explore the meaning of Genesis 32 in light of contemporary art. Created and taught by Charles Halton.

A teaching module in which we explore the meaning of Genesis 32 in light of contemporary art. Created and taught by Charles Halton.

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  • Text Genesis 32Introduction to the Old Testament, Part I Created and taught by: Charles Halton
  • Jacob the Trickster
  • Jacob the TricksterTricked Esau out of first born rights and blessing, 27:36;“How right it is that his name is Jacob b#OqSoÅybecause he deceived me ‹yˆn‹EbVqVoÅ¥yìÅw thesetwo times...”
  • Jacob the TricksterTricked Esau out of first born rights and blessing, 27:36;“How right it is that his name is Jacob b#OqSoÅybecause he deceived me ‹yˆn‹EbVqVoÅ¥yìÅw thesetwo times...”Jacob in exile to the east (29:1) to escape from Esau to Laban
  • Jacob the TricksterTricked Esau out of first born rights and blessing, 27:36;“How right it is that his name is Jacob b#OqSoÅybecause he deceived me ‹yˆn‹EbVqVoÅ¥yìÅw thesetwo times...”Jacob in exile to the east (29:1) to escape from Esau to LabanLaban deceived Jacob by switching the older & younger
  • Jacob the TricksterTricked Esau out of first born rights and blessing, 27:36;“How right it is that his name is Jacob b#OqSoÅybecause he deceived me ‹yˆn‹EbVqVoÅ¥yìÅw thesetwo times...”Jacob in exile to the east (29:1) to escape from Esau to LabanLaban deceived Jacob by switching the older & youngerJacob tricks Laban out of sheep (30:25-43)
  • Gen 32
  • Gen 32Jacob the trickster encounters a divine being/God; READ32:22-33
  • Gen 32Jacob the trickster encounters a divine being/God; READ32:22-33Jacob prevails over divine being/God? cf. 32:29-31
  • Gen 32Jacob the trickster encounters a divine being/God; READ32:22-33Jacob prevails over divine being/God? cf. 32:29-31Limp--damaged by God cf. 32:26, 32-33
  • Gen 32Jacob the trickster encounters a divine being/God; READ32:22-33Jacob prevails over divine being/God? cf. 32:29-31Limp--damaged by God cf. 32:26, 32-33How does God interact with God’s people?
  • Rembrandt
  • RembrandtWhat theology does thisrepresentation convey?
  • RembrandtWhat theology does thisrepresentation convey?How are figures positioned?
  • RembrandtWhat theology does thisrepresentation convey?How are figures positioned?How does Jacob feel?
  • RembrandtWhat theology does thisrepresentation convey?How are figures positioned?How does Jacob feel?What kind of angel/God isportrayed?
  • RembrandtWhat theology does thisrepresentation convey?How are figures positioned?How does Jacob feel?What kind of angel/God isportrayed?What kind of relationship doesthis angel/God have with Jacob?
  • Gauguin
  • GauguinOpen, red space
  • GauguinOpen, red spaceDistance between theonlookers and struggle
  • GauguinOpen, red spaceDistance between theonlookers and struggleSilence, gender and prayerof onlookers
  • GauguinOpen, red spaceDistance between theonlookers and struggleSilence, gender and prayerof onlookersAngel subduing Jacob
  • GauguinOpen, red spaceDistance between theonlookers and struggleSilence, gender and prayerof onlookersAngel subduing JacobDistance & smallness ofactors in the struggle
  • Chagall
  • ChagallWhat theology does thisrepresentation convey?
  • ChagallWhat theology does thisrepresentation convey?How are figures positioned?
  • ChagallWhat theology does thisrepresentation convey?How are figures positioned?How does Jacob feel?
  • ChagallWhat theology does thisrepresentation convey?How are figures positioned?How does Jacob feel?What kind of angel/God isportrayed?
  • ChagallWhat theology does thisrepresentation convey?How are figures positioned?How does Jacob feel?What kind of angel/God isportrayed?What kind of relationship doesthis angel/God have with Jacob?
  • HAP Greishaber (1909-81)
  • HAP Greishaber (1909-81)Can’t distinguish persons-howmany persons are there?
  • HAP Greishaber (1909-81)Can’t distinguish persons-howmany persons are there?How are figures positioned?
  • HAP Greishaber (1909-81)Can’t distinguish persons-howmany persons are there?How are figures positioned?Jacob only realizes who it was atthe very end (32:31-32).
  • HAP Greishaber (1909-81)Can’t distinguish persons-howmany persons are there?How are figures positioned?Jacob only realizes who it was atthe very end (32:31-32).Luther: Does God work onlyindirectly in evil, or does he workevil directly? How can he bedifferentiated from the devil?
  • God or angel/divine being
  • God or angel/divine being 32:25 ‹vyIa “a man;” 32:30 My¢IhølTa “god/divine beings;” 32:32 l¡EayˆnVÚp “Peniel-face of God/divine being”
  • God or angel/divine being 32:25 ‹vyIa “a man;” 32:30 My¢IhølTa “god/divine beings;” 32:32 l¡EayˆnVÚp “Peniel-face of God/divine being” God & angels can appear in human form (e.g. Gen 18:2; Josh 5:13-15; Judg 13:6)
  • God or angel/divine being 32:25 ‹vyIa “a man;” 32:30 My¢IhølTa “god/divine beings;” 32:32 l¡EayˆnVÚp “Peniel-face of God/divine being” God & angels can appear in human form (e.g. Gen 18:2; Josh 5:13-15; Judg 13:6) Genesis Rabbah 77:3--patron angel of Esau
  • God or angel/divine being 32:25 ‹vyIa “a man;” 32:30 My¢IhølTa “god/divine beings;” 32:32 l¡EayˆnVÚp “Peniel-face of God/divine being” God & angels can appear in human form (e.g. Gen 18:2; Josh 5:13-15; Judg 13:6) Genesis Rabbah 77:3--patron angel of Esau LXX 32:30, 32 My¢IhølTa = qeouv
  • God or angel/divine being 32:25 ‹vyIa “a man;” 32:30 My¢IhølTa “god/divine beings;” 32:32 l¡EayˆnVÚp “Peniel-face of God/divine being” God & angels can appear in human form (e.g. Gen 18:2; Josh 5:13-15; Judg 13:6) Genesis Rabbah 77:3--patron angel of Esau LXX 32:30, 32 My¢IhølTa = qeouv Hosea 12:3 “[Jacob] bested divine being(s) My¢IhølTa /
  • Gen 32:29 Mattia Preti, Jacob Blessing His Grandchildren
  • Gen 32:29“You have bested gods andmen.” (contend/wrestle onlyused this way here & Hos 12:3-normal def. “to rule”) Mattia Preti, Jacob Blessing His Grandchildren
  • Gen 32:29“You have bested gods andmen.” (contend/wrestle onlyused this way here & Hos 12:3-normal def. “to rule”)35:2-3 “Put way your foreigngods...God has answered me inmy distress and he was with mein the path I which have taken.” Mattia Preti, Jacob Blessing His Grandchildren
  • Gen 32:29“You have bested gods andmen.” (contend/wrestle onlyused this way here & Hos 12:3-normal def. “to rule”)35:2-3 “Put way your foreigngods...God has answered me inmy distress and he was with mein the path I which have taken.”How has God been with Jacob? Mattia Preti, Jacob Blessing His Grandchildren
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