List of Tables

in The Plot-structure of Genesis

1 Thomas’ tôlĕdôt structure 20

2 Thomas’ tôlĕdôt structure by genre 21

3 The wayyiqtol pattern of the six days of creation 34

4 A visualization of the literary shaping of Gen 1:1–2:3 37

5 Similarities between the narrative structures of Gen 2–3 and Gen 4 61

6 Lexical similarities between Gen 2–3 and Gen 4 62

7 The chiastic structure of the Noah tôlĕdôt 76

8 The chiastic structure of the Noachic covenant 79

9 The structure of the Terah tôlĕdôt 101

10 The structure of the Isaac tôlĕdôt 136

11 A comparison of Fishbane’s structural divisions to those used in this study 138

12 A comparison of Wenham’s structural divisions to those used in this study 140

13 An ellided version of the Jacob narrative’s structure 172

The Plot-structure of Genesis

‘Will the Righteous Seed Survive?’ in the Muthos-logical Movement from Complication to Dénouement

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