Encounters in the Dark: Identity Formation in the Jacob Story

Noel Forlini Burt

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Series: Semeia StudiesVolume: 96
Publisher: SBL PressPublication Date: 2020 ISBN: 12

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Encounters in the Dark: Identity Formation in the Jacob Story traces the many moments of darkness in the life of Jacob from the darkness of his mother’s womb to the triumphant scene of wrestling God by the Jabbok River. Through an exploration of key moments in Jacob’s story, Noel Forlini Burt follows his journey from home, to exile, and back home again. Jacob’s story symbolizes the larger story of the Israel’s own wrestling with God in the darkness of exile and return.

Noel Forlini Burt is a lecturer in the Department of Religion at Baylor University, where she teaches courses in Biblical Studies and Hebrew. She is the author of Wilderness as Autobiography (forthcoming, Cascade), “‘To Do You Good in the End’: The Wilderness Experience in Israel’s Communal Memory (Deuteronomy 8),” in Biblical and Theological Visions of Resilience: Clinical and Pastoral Insights (2019), and “I Have Called You Friends: Toward a Pedagogy of Friendship in the Classroom” in the Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care.

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