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Bibil Identifier bibil:245462
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Joseph
Title (English, ) Portraits through the Ages
Author Levenson, Alan
Year (Publication) 2016
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2016
Year (Copyright) 2016
Year (Reference) 2016
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 36455
Place 221.09
Publishing house The Jewish Publication Society
Place Philadelphia
ISBN 978-0827612501
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xiii Pages
283 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract The complex and dramatic story of Joseph is the most sustained narrative in Genesis. Many call it a literary masterpiece and a story of great depth that can be read on many levels. In a lucid and engaging style, Alan T. Levenson brings the voices of Philo, Josephus, Midrash, and medieval commentators, as well as a wide range of modern scholars, into dialogue about this complex biblical figure.
Levenson explores such questions as: Why did Joseph’s brothers hate him so? What is achieved by Joseph’s ups and downs on the path to extraordinary success? Why didn’t Joseph tell his father he was alive and ruling Egypt? What was Joseph like as a husband and father? Was Joseph just or cruel in testing his brothers’ characters?
Levenson deftly shows how an unbroken chain of interpretive traditions, mainly literary but also artistic, have added to the depth of this fascinating and unique character.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Genres and Forms : Biography
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Genres and Forms : Narrative
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Patriarchs
Pericopes Genesis 37,1-50,26
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