in Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages
January 2002; p ublished online January 2005 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 171 words.
Joseph, called the Patriarch to avoid confusing him with Joseph of Nazareth, was the son of Jacob and
in Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World
January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945). 632 words.
Josephism (or Josephinism, as it can also be termed) refers to a series of reforms associated with Emperor Joseph II
in The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages
January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 59 words.
(father of Jesus) Briefly mentioned in the canonical gospels. Joseph’s character is amplified in the Apocrypha and medieval literature,
in The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland
November 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 209 words.
Variants: Josephs, Josephson
• Current frequencies: GB 11771, Ireland 235 • GB frequency 1881: 2413 • Main GB location
in Jesus of Hollywood
February 2007; p ublished online May 2007 .
Chapter. Subjects: Christianity. 4245 words.
This chapter looks at the ways in which the Gospels, on the one hand, and the movies on the other, handle the embarrassment of Mary's pregnancy out of wedlock. Whereas Joseph has only a...
in A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion
January 1999; p ublished online January 2003 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 446 words.
Son of Jacob and Rachel; his story is told in the book of Genesis (chs. 37–50). Joseph, Jacob's favourite