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The three “major” prophetic books, [Joseph Blenkinsopp] suggests, numerically mimic the patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, while The Twelve clearly links to the sons of Jacob.

If we take Genesis as guide, the three major figures are not Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, but Abraham, Jacob, and Joseph… As Abraham erected altars throughout the land and worshiped faithfully, so Isaiah is about righteous worship in the garden; Jeremiah struggles with false prophets/brothers in the city, a Jacobean career; Ezekiel is in Babylon, like Daniel (and Joseph before them) preparing a new Goshen for the 12 to settle.

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