The Syriac History of Joseph
Joseph, Genesis, Jacob's Blessings
The Syriac History of Joseph is a dramatic prose retelling of the story of the Old testament patriarch Joseph, beginning with his dreams and ending with his death (Gen 37, 39-47, 50) but omitting Jacob's blessing upon both Joseph's and his own children (Gen 49-49). The narrative is rich in expansions, many of which contain Jewish elements. The work is attributed to Basil of Caesarea in each of its five known manuscript witnesses.
Original Publication Citation
“The Syriac History of Joseph: A New Translation and Introduction.” Pages 85-120 in Old Testament Pseudepigrapha: More Noncanonical Scriptures. Volume 1, edited by Richard Bauckham, James Davila and Alex Panayotov. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2013
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Heal, Kristian, "The Syriac History of Joseph" (2013). Faculty Publications. 3593.
Old Testament Pseudepigrapha: More Noncanonical Scriptures