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Testament of Joseph

Edited by Lawrence M. Wills

in Ancient Jewish Novels

Published in print November 2002 | ISBN: 9780195151428
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199870516 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195151429.003.0011
 Testament of Joseph

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An introduction and translation of Testament of Joseph, one of the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs. It includes the motifs of prayer, penitence, the competition of ethnic groups, the role of women, and the construction of gender. The focus on moral endurance is so strong that this text becomes a transitional document to asceticism.

Keywords: asceticism; penitence; prayer; Testament of Joseph; Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs; women

Chapter.  4500 words. 

Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies

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