Like Joseph in Beauty Book

Like Joseph in Beauty


  • Author : Mark S. Wagner
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Date : 2008-11-27
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 372
  • ISBN : 9789047442196

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This book traces the evolution of an Arabic poetic form called “Humayni poetry.” The book addresses the connections between the Humayni poetry of Yemen and the sacred poetry of Jews from Yemen, a hitherto-neglected chapter in the history of Arabic and Jewish literatures.

Like Joseph in Beauty Book

Like Joseph in Beauty


  • Author : Mark S. Wagner
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Date : 2009
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN : 9789004168404

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This book traces the evolution of an Arabic poetic form called a oeHumayni poetry.a The book addresses the connections between the Humayni poetry of Yemen and the sacred poetry of Jews from Yemen, a hitherto-neglected chapter in the history of Arabic and Jewish literatures.

The Greatest Mirror Book

The Greatest Mirror


  • Author : Andrei A. Orlov
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Date : 2017-09-19
  • Category : RELIGION
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN : 9781438466927

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A wide-ranging analysis of heavenly twin imagery in early Jewish extrabiblical texts. The idea of a heavenly double—an angelic twin of an earthbound human—can be found in Christian, Manichaean, Islamic, and Kabbalistic traditions. Scholars have long traced the lineage of these ideas to Greco-Roman and Iranian sources. In The Greatest Mirror, Andrei A. Orlov shows that heavenly twin imagery drew in large part from early Jewish writings. The Jewish pseudepigrapha—books from the Second Temple period that were attributed to biblical figures but excluded from the Hebrew Bible—contain accounts of heavenly twins in the form of spirits, images, faces, children, mirrors, and angels of the Presence. Orlov provides a comprehensive analysis of these traditions in their full historical and interpretive complexity. He focuses on heavenly alter egos of Enoch, Moses, Jacob, Joseph, and Aseneth in often neglected books, including Animal Apocalypse, Book of the Watchers, 2 Enoch, Ladder of Jacob, and Joseph and Aseneth, some of which are preserved solely in the Slavonic language. “This book is the first complete effort to show how some pseudepigraphical works develop several unique traditions about heavenly counterparts. It is particularly important for many scholars who do not have control of the Slavonic originals of the Ladder of Jacob and 2 Enoch. Orlov also draws on a broad range of unfamiliar sources, including Manichaean and Mandaean materials, which were often neglected by experts who previously investigated the heavenly counterpart imagery.” — Alexander Kulik, coauthor of Biblical Pseudepigrapha in Slavonic Tradition

Stories of Joseph Book

Stories of Joseph


  • Author : Marc S. Bernstein
  • Publisher : Wayne State University Press
  • Date : 2009-02-05
  • Category : Religion
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780814340950

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The last century has seen the demise of age-old Jewish communal life in the Arab world, and there is now a struggle to overcome a mutual lack of understanding between the West and the Arab-Muslim world. Over the course of past centuries, there was a great sharing of creative and scientific knowledge across religious lines. Stories about biblical figures held to be prophets by both Judaism and Islam are one result of this relationship and reflect an environment where not only literary genre and modes of interpretation but particular motifs could be utilized by both religious traditions. Stories of Joseph details this historical interdependence that reveals much about common experiences and concerns of Jews and Muslims. Marc S. Bernstein's rich analysis focuses on the nineteenth-century Judeo-Arabic manuscript The Story of Our Master Joseph--a Jewish text taking its form from an Islamic prototype (itself largely based on midrashic, Hellenistic, and Near Eastern material) extending back to the earliest human stories of parental favoritism, sibling rivalry, separtism from loved ones, sexual mores, and the struggles for a continued communal existence outside the homeland.

When Aseneth Met Joseph Book

When Aseneth Met Joseph


  • Author : Ross Shepard Kraemer
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Date : 2015-07-01
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780190253998

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This is the study of an anonymous ancient work, usually called Joseph and Aseneth, which narrates the transformation of the daughter of an Egyptian priest into an acceptable spouse for the biblical Joseph, whose marriage to Aseneth is given brief notice in Genesis. Kraemer takes issue with the scholarly consensus that the tale is a Jewish conversion story composed no later than the early second century C.E. Instead, she dates it to the third or fourth century C.E., and argues that, although no definitive answer is presently possible, it may well be a Christian account. This critique also raises larger issues about the dating and identification of many similar writings, known as pseudepigrapha. Kraemer reads its account of Aseneth's interactions with an angelic double of Joseph in the context of ancient accounts of encounters with powerful divine beings, including the sun god Helios, and of Neoplatonic ideas about the fate of souls.When Aseneth Met Joseph demonstrates the centrality of ideas about gender in the representation of Aseneth and, by extension, offers implications for broader concerns about gender in Late Antiquity.

Joseph Book

Joseph


  • Author : Alan T. Levenson
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Date : 2016-09
  • Category : Religion
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780827612921

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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.

The Sermons on Joseph of Balai of Qenneshrin Book

The Sermons on Joseph of Balai of Qenneshrin


  • Author : Robert R. Phenix
  • Publisher : Mohr Siebeck
  • Date : 2008
  • Category : Religion
  • Pages : 333
  • ISBN : 3161496760

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Robert Phenix investigates the collection of twelve Syriac poetic sermons recounting the story of Joseph in Genesis 37 and 39-50. The authorship of these poems has been disputed, but this is the first study to attempt to argue from all aspects of the evidence that Balai of Qenneshrin is the author. The study then examines all of the data that can be associated with Balai: the religious environment of Qenneshrin and nearby Aleppo, Balai's connections with the monk-bishops of central Syria in the late fourth and early fifth centuries, particularly Acacius of Beroea/Aleppo and Rabbula of Edessa, the status of chorbishops, and the presence of Syriac speakers. Since it is argued in this study that Balai's source for the Sermons on Joseph was a Jewish text, this section also carefully examines the evidence for the Jewish community in Qenneshrin. As part of the background of the author, links between characters and the physical setting of the Sermons on Joseph and Qenneshrin are investigated. The relationship of the Sermons on Joseph to other Syriac Joseph sources and Joseph material in the Pseudepigrapha and at Qumran is discussed, followed by the question of the origin of the story, which is located in a lost Greek Jewish composition. The last section of the work examines the author's use of Hellenistic rhetoric and literary themes. The many speeches in the Sermons on Joseph reveal rhetorical arrangements that are strikingly close to the models of arrangement found in Late Antique handbooks, such as the Hermogenic Corpus . Several of these arguments are examined, as are the elaborate prefaces that introduce some of the individual Sermons on Joseph . The literary themes and motifs of the Sermons on Joseph are explored. It can be shown that some motifs known only in Syriac religious literature are employed in the Sermons on Joseph in non-religious literary contexts.

Thomas Mann s Joseph and His Brothers Book

Thomas Mann s Joseph and His Brothers


  • Author : William E. McDonald
  • Publisher : Camden House
  • Date : 1999
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN : 157113154X

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A study of Mann's novel tetralogy of the 1930s that stresses its relationship to three key essays by Mann.

Aseneth s Transformation Book

Aseneth s Transformation


  • Author : Kirsten Marie Hartvigsen
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Date : 2018-12-17
  • Category : Religion
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 9783110386400

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The story of Joseph and Aseneth is a fascinating expansion of the narrative in Genesis of Joseph in Egypt, and in particular, of his marriage to the daughter of an Egyptian priest. This study examines the portrayal of Aseneth’s transformation in the text, focusing on three perspectives. How did Aseneth’s encounter with Joseph and her subsequent transformation affect various aspects of her identity in the narrative? In what ways do the portrayals of Aseneth, her transformation, and her abode relate to select metaphors and other symbolic features depicted in the Septuagint, the Hebrew Bible, and the Pseudepigrapha? And, how do the ritualized components through which Aseneth’s transformation occurred function in the narrative, and why are they perceived as effective? In order to shed light on these facets of Joseph and Aseneth, the author draws on the contemporary approaches of intersectionality, conceptual blending, intertextual blending, and the cognitive theory of rituals, using these theoretical frameworks to explore and illuminate the complexity of Aseneth’s transformation.

Models of Leadership in the Adab Narratives of Joseph  David  and Solomon Book

Models of Leadership in the Adab Narratives of Joseph David and Solomon


  • Author : Sami Helewa
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Date : 2017-11-01
  • Category : Religion
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN : 9781498552677

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The author links the religious Qiṣaṣ al-anbiyāʾ to adab with the intent of showing that these tales reflect an inward look of the two cities of Baghdād and Nīshāpūr as well as the expectations of leadership for the rulers at the time of al-Ṭabarī and al-Thaʿlabī.

Overcoming Woundedness  Lessons From The Life of Joseph Book

Overcoming Woundedness Lessons From The Life of Joseph


  • Author : Sally Meredith
  • Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
  • Date : 2017-03-28
  • Category : Religion
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781635756760

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Everyone has been wounded. Some wounds recall childhood hurts; some are more recent. They may be personal through family or close friends, or they can be generated by workplace issues with a boss or coworker. No matter where they originate, woundedness is a human malady stemming from our brokenness and it makes us question the very purpose of the hurts we experience. Come along with the author as she takes us into one man's journey of being wounded and how his story affects ours. Joseph was a man, just like us, who experienced the depth of painful circumstances and went on to a height he never dreamed. As we study his life, we learn that God was after his heart, just as He is after ours and mine. Where there is adversity, there is fear. But God desires to transform our fear into faith. He pursues us in the depths of pain in order to bring us to His glory. Even though our hearts have been wounded by people, we have a God who heals our wounds and, through the process of fellowship with Him, shows us His heart.

The Homiletic Review Book

The Homiletic Review


  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 1901
  • Category : Preaching
  • Pages :
  • ISBN : WISC:89077076735

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