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Victim and victimizer [electronic resource] : Joseph's interpretation of his destiny / Yiu-Wing Fung.

By: Fung, Yiu-Wing.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Journal for the study of the Old TestamentSupplement series: 308.Publisher: Sheffield, England : Sheffield Academic Press, c2000Description: 1 online resource (222 p.).ISBN: 9780567430045 (electronic bk.); 0567430049 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Bible. Genesis -- Criticism, Narrative | Joseph (Son of Jacob) | Narration in the Bible | Bible. O.T. Genesis -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Joseph | Joseph (Fils de Jacob) | Bible. A.T. Gen�ese -- Critique, interpr�etation, etc | Discours direct dans la Bible | Providence divine -- Enseignement biblique | Dieu -- Enseignement biblique | RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Old Testament | Genesis (bijbelboek) | Vertelperspectief | Het LotGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Victim and victimizer.DDC classification: 222/.1106 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Preface; Abbreviations; Introduction; Chapter 1 THE PROBLEMATIC NATURE OF JOSEPH'S CLAIM OF DIVINE PROVIDENCE; Chapter 2 A CHALLENGE TO JOSEPH'S CLAIM OF DIVINE DOMINATION; Chapter 3 IS JOSEPH THE NARRATOR'S MOUTHPIECE?; Chapter 4 READERS' RESPONSES TO JOSEPH'S CLAIMS; Chapter 5 FAVOURITISM FUNCTIONS AS BOTH CURSE AND CURE; CONCLUSION; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Authors.
Summary: This book attempts an interesting exercise in character analysis. It scrutinizes the speeches of Joseph in such a way as to expose the problematic nature of his claims to know God's intentions. While Judah is forced by Joseph's test to choose slavery for the sake of his father's survival, the ironic reversal of Judah's role from victimizer to victim is undercut by the rationale by which he had Joseph sold in order to save him. Unwittingly, Joseph mistakes this rationale as a divine principle that undergirds his suffering and he dreams of domination for the same purpose of survival. He is unawa.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [207]-215) and indexes.

Preface; Abbreviations; Introduction; Chapter 1 THE PROBLEMATIC NATURE OF JOSEPH'S CLAIM OF DIVINE PROVIDENCE; Chapter 2 A CHALLENGE TO JOSEPH'S CLAIM OF DIVINE DOMINATION; Chapter 3 IS JOSEPH THE NARRATOR'S MOUTHPIECE?; Chapter 4 READERS' RESPONSES TO JOSEPH'S CLAIMS; Chapter 5 FAVOURITISM FUNCTIONS AS BOTH CURSE AND CURE; CONCLUSION; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Authors.

This book attempts an interesting exercise in character analysis. It scrutinizes the speeches of Joseph in such a way as to expose the problematic nature of his claims to know God's intentions. While Judah is forced by Joseph's test to choose slavery for the sake of his father's survival, the ironic reversal of Judah's role from victimizer to victim is undercut by the rationale by which he had Joseph sold in order to save him. Unwittingly, Joseph mistakes this rationale as a divine principle that undergirds his suffering and he dreams of domination for the same purpose of survival. He is unawa.

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