In Potiphar's House / Edition 2

In Potiphar's House / Edition 2

by James L. Kugel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674445635

ISBN-13: 9780674445635

Pub. Date: 04/01/1994

Publisher: Harvard University Press

In this illuminating study of early biblical interpretation, James Kugel examines a series of exegetical stories that elaborate on the Joseph narrative in Genesis. These stories—which appear in such diverse source as rabbinic midrash, Christian writing, liturgical poetry, and the Qur'an—often contain details or whole incidents not found in the Bible

Overview

In this illuminating study of early biblical interpretation, James Kugel examines a series of exegetical stories that elaborate on the Joseph narrative in Genesis. These stories—which appear in such diverse source as rabbinic midrash, Christian writing, liturgical poetry, and the Qur'an—often contain details or whole incidents not found in the Bible itself. In tracing the development and function of these tales, Kugel reveals a dynamic interpretive process: the living, changing significance of texts through generations of discussion, analysis, and application.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674445635
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
04/01/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
0.63(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Part I

1. Joseph in the Bible

2. The Assembly of Ladies

3. Joseph's Beauty

4. Joseph's Change of Heart

5. Inaccessible Bones

Part II

6. Why Was Lamech Blind?

7. Psalm 137

8. Hatred and Revenge

9. Nine Theses

Glossary of Sources, Terms, and Abbreviations

Index

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