Joseph: The Initiatory Trials (Chaps. 39–40)

Thomas L. Brodie

in Genesis as Dialogue

Published in print September 2001 | ISBN: 9780195138368
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199834037 | DOI:
Joseph: The Initiatory Trials (Chaps. 39–40)

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The account of Joseph's early experience in Egypt falls easily into two complementary chapters: his resistance to seduction, leading to his imprisonment (Genesis 39); and his interpretation of dreams, leaving him still in prison, forgotten (Genesis 40). Joseph emerges as close to God, with integrity and prophetic wisdom.

Keywords: dreams; Genesis; imprisonment; interpretation; Joseph's early experience; seduction

Chapter.  2566 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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