Title

Identifying the Syriac Vorlage of the Ethiopic History of Joseph

Keywords

Syriac Vorlage, History of Joseph, Joseph, Biblical Studies, Genesis

Abstract

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.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2008

Publisher

Malphono w-Rabo d-Malphone

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Ancient Scripture

University Standing at Time of Publication

Staff/Researcher

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