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Bibil Identifier bibil:226336
Publication Type Article of book
Title (English, Long) Joseph's Rewarding and Investiture (Genesis 41:41-43) and the Gold of Honour in New Kingdom Egypt
Author Binder, Susanne
Congress volume Egypt, Canaan and Israel: History, Imperialism, Ideology and Literature
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 44-64 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Against the backdrop of this author’s Egyptological research on the Gold of Honour in the New Kingdom, the paper reports on the findings and (re)turns to the Bible scholars, who were the first to present detailed research on the Egyptian phenomenon of rewarding with gold in conjunction with their interest in the Biblical narrative of Joseph. The main characteristics of the Gold of Honour are summarised and it emerges as a powerful political tool under the sole control of the king who in his selection of officials could break the bounds of the conventional ranking system in society. The paper reviews the parallels between the Egyptian sources and the verses in Genesis 41. The diachronic dimension and development of a text are acknowledged, and issues concerning the transmission of narrative motifs, their origin and survival are raised.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Egypt : History and Civilization : New Empire (18th-20th Dynasties)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Origins : Joseph
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Gold
Pericopes Genesis 41,41-41,43
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