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#OqSo...
Jacob the TricksterTricked Esau out of first born rights and blessing, 27:36;“How right it is that his name is Jacob b#OqSo...
Jacob the TricksterTricked Esau out of first born rights and blessing, 27:36;“How right it is that his name is Jacob b#OqSo...
Jacob the TricksterTricked Esau out of first born rights and blessing, 27:36;“How right it is that his name is Jacob b#OqSo...
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. 32:29-31Lim...
Gen 32Jacob the trickster encounters a divine being/God; READ32:22-33Jacob prevails over divine being/God? cf. 32:29-31Lim...
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...
RembrandtWhat theology does thisrepresentation convey?How are figures positioned?How does Jacob feel?What kind of angel/God...
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 Jacob...
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 i...
ChagallWhat theology does thisrepresentation convey?How are figures positioned?How does Jacob feel?What kind of angel/God i...
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 ...
HAP Greishaber (1909-81)Can’t distinguish persons-howmany persons are there?How are figures positioned?Jacob only realizes ...
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/d...
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/d...
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/d...
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/d...
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/d...
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”)         ...
Gen 32:29“You have bested gods andmen.” (contend/wrestle onlyused this way here & Hos 12:3-normal def. “to rule”)35:2-3 “P...
Gen 32:29“You have bested gods andmen.” (contend/wrestle onlyused this way here & Hos 12:3-normal def. “to rule”)35:2-3 “P...
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Genesis 32

  1. 1. Text Genesis 32Introduction to the Old Testament, Part I Created and taught by: Charles Halton
  2. 2. Jacob the Trickster
  3. 3. Jacob the TricksterTricked Esau out of first born rights and blessing, 27:36;“How right it is that his name is Jacob b#OqSoÅy because hedeceived me ‹yˆnbVqVoÅ¥yìÅw these two times...” ‹E
  4. 4. Jacob the TricksterTricked Esau out of first born rights and blessing, 27:36;“How right it is that his name is Jacob b#OqSoÅy because hedeceived me ‹yˆnbVqVoÅ¥yìÅw these two times...” ‹EJacob in exile to the east (29:1) to escape from Esau to Laban
  5. 5. Jacob the TricksterTricked Esau out of first born rights and blessing, 27:36;“How right it is that his name is Jacob b#OqSoÅy because hedeceived me ‹yˆnbVqVoÅ¥yìÅw these two times...” ‹EJacob in exile to the east (29:1) to escape from Esau to LabanLaban deceived Jacob by switching the older & younger
  6. 6. Jacob the TricksterTricked Esau out of first born rights and blessing, 27:36;“How right it is that his name is Jacob b#OqSoÅy because hedeceived me ‹yˆnbVqVoÅ¥yìÅw these two times...” ‹EJacob 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)
  7. 7. Gen 32
  8. 8. Gen 32Jacob the trickster encounters a divine being/God; READ32:22-33
  9. 9. Gen 32Jacob the trickster encounters a divine being/God; READ32:22-33Jacob prevails over divine being/God? cf. 32:29-31
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. 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?
  12. 12. Rembrandt
  13. 13. RembrandtWhat theology does thisrepresentation convey?
  14. 14. RembrandtWhat theology does thisrepresentation convey?How are figures positioned?
  15. 15. RembrandtWhat theology does thisrepresentation convey?How are figures positioned?How does Jacob feel?
  16. 16. RembrandtWhat theology does thisrepresentation convey?How are figures positioned?How does Jacob feel?What kind of angel/God isportrayed?
  17. 17. 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?
  18. 18. Gauguin
  19. 19. GauguinOpen, red space
  20. 20. GauguinOpen, red spaceDistance between theonlookers and struggle
  21. 21. GauguinOpen, red spaceDistance between theonlookers and struggleSilence, gender and prayerof onlookers
  22. 22. GauguinOpen, red spaceDistance between theonlookers and struggleSilence, gender and prayerof onlookersAngel subduing Jacob
  23. 23. GauguinOpen, red spaceDistance between theonlookers and struggleSilence, gender and prayerof onlookersAngel subduing JacobDistance & smallness ofactors in the struggle
  24. 24. Chagall
  25. 25. ChagallWhat theology does thisrepresentation convey?
  26. 26. ChagallWhat theology does thisrepresentation convey?How are figures positioned?
  27. 27. ChagallWhat theology does thisrepresentation convey?How are figures positioned?How does Jacob feel?
  28. 28. ChagallWhat theology does thisrepresentation convey?How are figures positioned?How does Jacob feel?What kind of angel/God isportrayed?
  29. 29. 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?
  30. 30. HAP Greishaber (1909-81)
  31. 31. HAP Greishaber (1909-81)Can’t distinguish persons-howmany persons are there?
  32. 32. HAP Greishaber (1909-81)Can’t distinguish persons-howmany persons are there?How are figures positioned?
  33. 33. 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).
  34. 34. 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?
  35. 35. God or angel/divine being
  36. 36. 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”
  37. 37. 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)
  38. 38. 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
  39. 39. 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
  40. 40. 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 / he saw a messenger ‹JKDaVlAm and prevailed”
  41. 41. Gen 32:29 Mattia Preti, Jacob Blessing His Grandchildren
  42. 42. 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
  43. 43. 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
  44. 44. 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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