Identifying the Syriac Vorlage of the Ethiopic History of Joseph
Syriac Vorlage, History of Joseph, Joseph, Biblical Studies, Genesis
Among early Christian writings about the Old Testament patriarch Joseph,it is works from the early Syriac tradition which explore this figure most extensively. Joseph appears prominently among biblical characters used in Aphrahat’s demonstrations, and of course Ephrem retells the narrative, with expansions, in his Genesis commentary. Yet the genre in which the story is most fully explored is the dramatic dialogue poem. We have fivemain works in this genre, varying from a single memra (verse homily) to anentire cycle of memre
Original Publication Citation
“Identifying the Syriac Vorlage of the Ethiopic History of Joseph.” Pages 205-10 in Malphono w-Rabo d-Malphone: Studies in Honor of Sebastian P. Brock, edited by George Kiraz. Piscataway: Gorgias Press, 2008.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Heal, Kristian, "Identifying the Syriac Vorlage of the Ethiopic History of Joseph" (2008). Faculty Publications. 3594.
Malphono w-Rabo d-Malphone