The Figure of Joseph in Post-Biblical Jewish Literature

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BRILL, 1992 - 178 من الصفحات
This book is a comparative study in the hermeneutics of the ancient interpretations of the biblical Joseph story. Assuming that every interpretation results from a creative encounter between the ultimately open text of Scripture and the specific thought world of the interpreter, it examines the particular way in which each exegete construes the biblical outline of Joseph's character. Paying special attention to the literary nature of the sources, the study begins with an analysis of the narrative methods and the hermeneutic potential of the biblical story, and then proceeds to the inter-testamental evidence. The central concern of this study is to compare the different interpretations of the philosopher Philo, the historian Josephus and the Midrash Genesis Rabbah. These sources do not only range over a considerable amount of time but significantly derive respectively from the Greek and Hebrew cultural realm. Consequently, their figures of Joseph fulfil distinctly different purposes, ranging from an idealisation of Joseph as a Hellenistic politician to autobiographical apologetics and religious instruction.
 

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The Biblical Joseph
15
Philos Figure of Joseph
54
Josephuss Joseph
84
The Figure of Joseph in Genesis Rabbah
111
Summary and Conclusion
142
Bibliography
165
Abbreviations
174
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الصفحة 170 - JSOT Journal for the Study of the Old Testament JSS Journal of Semitic Studies JTS Journal of Theological Studies KTU Die keilaphabetischen Texte aus Ugarit einschliesslich der keilaphabetischen Texts ausserhalb Ugarit 1 : Transkription: M.

حول المؤلف (1992)

Maren Niehoff studied Judaism, Philosophy and Literature in Berlin, Jerusalem, and Oxford. He is Junior Fellow at Harvard since 1989. Publications include articles in various journals.

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