Wiseman Hypothesis - Tablets in Genesis

Tablets in Genesis

This is a breakdown of Genesis into 'tablets' delineated by colophons according to Wiseman's theory.

Tablet Genealogy Narrative Colophon
1 Creation of Universe 1:1 1:2 to 2:3 "This is the account of the heavens and of the earth when they were created." 2:4
2 Heavens and Earth 2:4 2:5 to 4:26 "This is the written account of Adam." 5:1
3 Adam to Noah 5:1 - 32 6:1 - 8 "This is the account of Noah." 6:9
4 Noah to Shem, Ham, and Japeth 6:9 - 10 6:11 to 9:29 "This is the account of Shem, Ham, and Japheth, Noah's sons." 10:1
5 Descendants of Shem, Ham, and Japeth 10:1 - 32 11:1 - 9 "This is the account of Shem." 11:10
6 Shem to Terah 11:10 - 26 "This is the account of Terah." 11:27
7 Terah to Abraham 11:27 11:28 to 25:11 "This is the account of Abraham's son Ishmael." 25:12 (eldest son)
8 Descendants of Ishmael 25:13 - 18 "This is the account of Abraham's son Isaac." 25:19
9 Abraham to Isaac 25:19 25:20 to 35:29 "This is the account of Esau." 36:1 (eldest son)
10 Descendants of Esau 36:2 - 5 36:6 - 8 "This is the account of Esau." 36:9
11 Descendants of Esau 36:10 to 37:1 "This is the account of Jacob." 37:2
37:2 to 50:26
The statements immediately following each colophon would be the beginning of the next tablet; for example, Genesis 2:4 reads "When the LORD God made the earth and the heavens…" beginning Adam’s story.

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