Genesis 2:6

Hebrew Bible

4 This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created—when the Lord God made the earth and heavens. 5 Now no shrub of the field had yet grown on the earth, and no plant of the field had yet sprouted, for the Lord God had not caused it to rain on the earth, and there was no man to cultivate the ground. 6 Springs would well up from the earth and water the whole surface of the ground. 7 The Lord God formed the man from the soil of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. 8 The Lord God planted an orchard in the east, in Eden; and there he placed the man he had formed.

Genesis 13:10

Hebrew Bible

8 Abram said to Lot, “Let there be no quarreling between me and you, and between my herdsmen and your herdsmen, for we are close relatives. 9 Is not the whole land before you? Separate yourself now from me. If you go to the left, then I’ll go to the right, but if you go to the right, then I’ll go to the left.” 10 Lot looked up and saw the whole region of the Jordan. He noticed that all of it was well watered (this was before the Lord obliterated Sodom and Gomorrah) like the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, all the way to Zoar. 11 Lot chose for himself the whole region of the Jordan and traveled toward the east. So the relatives separated from each other. 12 Abram settled in the land of Canaan, but Lot settled among the cities of the Jordan plain and pitched his tents next to Sodom.

 Notes and References

"... Lot is also a contrast to Noah here. Indeed, the parallel hospitality scenes and several details of Genesis 18 and 19 portray Lot as a negative contrast to his uncle, Abraham, who hosts YHWH and the messengers as well. Nevertheless, the story about Lot’s rescue from the rain of destruction in Genesis 19 features an unusually dense set of links specifically associated with the materials assigned earlier to the revision of the non-P primeval history ... It is also possible that an author, rather than composing an early version of the non-P ancestral history that follows, linked a preexisting (and expanded) non-P primeval history with some kind of preexisting non-P ancestral history. I slightly prefer a mixed model, where the author of the flood-related expansions of the non-P primeval history was also the author of an early form of the non-P Abraham story that then bridged to preexisting Jacob and Joseph story materials (now augmented at points with new Abraham-promise elements). This model has three main advantages over one that posits the linkage of preexisting primeval and Abraham story compositions: (1) it does not require the positing of the beginning of a non-P Abraham story / ancestral history that does not exist in the present text of Genesis; (2) this model would better explain connections of parts of the Abraham story to parts of the non-P primeval history that precede the secondary expansion of that history (e.g., “garden of YHWH” in Genesis 13:10 to Genesis 2– 3); and (3) it would provide an account of the scope of a non-P proto-Genesis composition that would stand as a precursor to an existing composition, the book of Genesis ..."

Carr, David McLain The Formation of Genesis 1-11: Biblical and Other Precursors (pp. 235-236) Oxford University Press, 2020

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