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Figuring Resurrection: Joseph as a Death and Resurrection Figure in the Old Testament and Second Temple Judaism

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The death and resurrection of Joseph

Towards the end of Genesis, the narrative slows down to tell the story of Joseph. There is no dispute that Joseph’s story is unique, but why does it deserve such focused attention? And how does this story relate to the rest of Genesis?

In Figuring Resurrection, Jeffrey Pulse presents the view that Joseph is a death-and-resurrection figure. A close literary reading of Genesis 37–50 reveals that Joseph’s story is one of rejection and restoration, descent and ascent, condemnation and exaltation, exile and return, death and resurrection. Far from a lengthy diversion, Joseph’s story of “death and resurrection” plays an important role in the theology of Genesis and later Second Temple Jewish literature.

Figuring Resurrection has implications for our understanding of Joseph’s narrative, the book of Genesis, Hebrew thinking on the afterlife, and typology.

Studies in Scripture and Biblical Theology

Studies in Scripture and Biblical Theology is a peer-reviewed series of contemporary monographs exploring key topics and issues in biblical studies and biblical theology from an evangelical perspective.

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  • Introduction
  • Part I: Biblical Interpretation
    • Biblical Interpretation and the Joseph Narratives
    • Reading Scripture as a Unified Theological Narrative: A Recommended Methodology
  • Part II: The Text of Genesis 37–50
    • The Masoretic Text of the Joseph Narratives
    • Joseph and His Character: Perceived Problems and Difficulties
    • The Death-and-Resurrection Motif in the Joseph Narratives
  • Part III: Other Texts of Genesis 37–50
    • The Septuagint in Comparison to the Masoretic Text
    • A Comparison of Targum Onqelos with the Masoretic Text
    • The Second Temple “Resurrection” of Joseph
    • Joseph, “The Adopted One”: The Use of Joseph
    • Traveling Bones: Death and Resurrection
  • Conclusion
  • Title: Figuring Resurrection: Joseph as a Death and Resurrection Figure in the Old Testament and Second Temple Judaism
  • Author: Jeffrey Pulse
  • Series: Studies in Scripture and Biblical Theology
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Pages: 288
  • Format: Logos Digital, Paperback
  • Trim Size: 6x9
  • ISBN: 9781683594536

Jeffrey Pulse (PhD, University of Durham) is professor of exegetical theology at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He spent more than twenty-two years in parish ministry in churches in Iowa and Washington state.

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