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Joseph

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

The favourite son of the patriarch Jacob, borne by his wife Rachel. His story is told in Genesis 37–47.

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Josephs

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 9 words.

English, German, and Jewish: patronymic from Joseph.

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Joseph

Frédérique Trouslard.

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

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Josephism

Laurence Cole.

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

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Joseph

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,

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Joseph

Edited by Pamela Kember.

in Benezit Dictionary of Asian Artists

January 2012; p ublished online April 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art. 28 words.

Joseph's work was shown at the Salon des Indépendants from 1905 onwards.

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Joseph

Alison Latham.

in The Oxford Companion to Music

P ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 40 words.

1 (Joseph and his Brethren). Oratorio (1744) by Handel to a biblical text by J. Miller

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Joseph

Patrick Hanks, Richard Coates and Peter McClure.

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

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Joseph

Adele Reinhartz.

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...

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Joseph

Louis Jacobs.

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

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Joseph

Michael Kennedy and Joyce Bourne Kennedy.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 44 words.

1 Oratorio by Handel (Joseph and His Brethren) perf. London 1744, New Orleans 1812.

2 3‐act

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