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When Aseneth Met Joseph: A Late Antique Tale of the Biblical Patriarch and His Egyptian Wife, Reconsidered 1998 book

When Aseneth Met Joseph: A Late Antique Tale of the Biblical Patriarch and His Egyptian Wife, Reconsidered

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When Aseneth Met Joseph: A Late Antique Tale of the Biblical Patriarch and His Egyptian Wife, Reconsidered

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ISBN : 0195114752, 9780195114751 
publisher: Oxford University Press, USA 
publish year: 1998 
pages: 385 
language: English 
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Table Of Contents

When Aseneth Met Joseph: A Late Antique Tale of the Biblical Patriarch and His Egyptian Wife, Reconsidered......Page 4
Preface......Page 8
Notes......Page 12
Contents......Page 14
Abbreviations......Page 16
When Aseneth Met Joseph......Page 20
1. Introduction......Page 22
Textual Dilemmas......Page 25
Genre......Page 28
Notes......Page 31
PART I: Reinterpreting Aseneth......Page 36
2. Composing Aseneth: The Construction of Aseneth out of Traditional Elements and Techniques......Page 38
Aseneth as Wisdom and/or Her Antithesis, the Strange Woman......Page 41
Aseneth as Daughter of Zion......Page 46
Aseneth as (Daughter) Jerusalem......Page 48
Aseneth as the Female Lover and Divine Bride......Page 49
Biblical and "Parabiblical" Components in the Construction of Aseneth's Encounter with the Heavenly Figure (14.1-17.6)......Page 50
Aseneth's Name Inscribed in the Book of Life (15.2b-3 )......Page 54
Aseneth's Name Change (15.6)......Page 55
The Mystery of the Honeycomb and the Bees (15.14-17.7)......Page 56
Aseneth's Angelic Transfiguration......Page 58
Part Two: The Plot against Aseneth and Joseph in the Seven Lean Years (22-29)......Page 59
Miscellaneous Instances......Page 60
Notes......Page 61
The First Encounter between Joseph and Aseneth (7.2-9.1)......Page 69
Aseneth's Repentance......Page 70
A Spatial Dislocation......Page 71
Aseneth's Confession (12.1-13.12)......Page 72
The Angel Foretells Aseneth's Future: Aseneth's Name Inscribed in the Book of Life (15.2b—3)......Page 78
The Figure of Metanoia (Repentance) in the Shorter and Longer Versions......Page 80
The Mystery of the Figure's Name (Longer Text Only) 15.11-12x......Page 81
The Angel and the Honeycomb......Page 83
The Drama of the Bees......Page 85
The Blessing of the Seven Virgins 17.4-17.5......Page 87
Aseneth's Final Physical Transformation......Page 88
Joseph and Aseneth Are "Reunited" (19.1-20.4)......Page 92
Pentephres Offers to Make the Wedding......Page 95
Shorter and Longer Readings in the Second Part......Page 97
Notes......Page 99
4. Aseneth and the Adjuration of Angels......Page 108
Aseneth's Adjuration and Encounter with the Angel......Page 113
Preparation/Separation......Page 114
Abstinence from Food and Drink......Page 115
Abstinence from Sexual Behavior......Page 116
Transformation of the Place into an Acceptable Dwelling (Temple) for the Divine......Page 117
Prayer as Adjuration......Page 118
Descent of the Divine (the Angelic Being)......Page 119
Encounter between the Human and the Heavenly Being......Page 120
Ascent of the Divine: Separation of the Human and the Divine......Page 123
Notes......Page 124
5. Aseneth and Mystical Transformation in the Hekhalot Traditions......Page 129
Aseneth and the Enoch Traditions......Page 130
Paradigms of Mystical Transformation......Page 133
Contrasting Aseneth with (Jewish) Mystical Paradigms......Page 154
Notes......Page 157
6. Aseneth and Late Antique Religious Sensibilities......Page 174
Helios......Page 175
Helios, Joseph, and Aseneth......Page 182
The Bees: A Mystical Perspective......Page 186
Conclusions......Page 192
Notes......Page 198
7. Why Is Aseneth a Woman? The Use and Significance of Gender in the Aseneth Stories......Page 210
Gender and Aseneth's Transformation from Dangerous Foreign Woman to Theosebēs Gynē......Page 212
Veiling and Unveiling......Page 215
Aseneth as Potential Medium of Exchange between Men......Page 217
Aseneth, Gender, and the Construction of Marriage......Page 218
Female Characters as the "Stand-ins" for Male Readers Engaged in Debates about Masculine Identity......Page 221
The Uses of Gender in the Longer Version......Page 225
Gender and Angelic Transformation......Page 229
Constructions of Gender in Both Versions of Aseneth......Page 230
Aseneth and Ancient Social Reality......Page 232
The Gender of the Author(s) and Audiences......Page 234
Notes......Page 235
PART II: Relocating Aseneth......Page 242
8. The Dating of Aseneth Reconsidered......Page 244
The Import of Rabbinic Traditions for the Dating of Aseneth......Page 250
Aseneth in Early Christian Traditions, Including Early Byzantine Hagiography......Page 254
Conclusion: Dating......Page 256
Notes......Page 258
9. The Authorial Identity of Aseneth Reconsidered......Page 264
Is Aseneth Jewish?......Page 266
Is Aseneth Christian?......Page 272
A Third Alternative: That Aseneth Was Composed by a "God-Fearer" (Theosebēs)......Page 291
Conclusion......Page 292
Notes......Page 293
Egypt......Page 305
Asia Minor......Page 307
Syria......Page 309
Conclusion......Page 310
Notes......Page 311
Review......Page 313
Implications......Page 315
Notes......Page 325
The Individual Traditions......Page 326
Aseneth in Midrashic Traditions: A Tentative Trajectory......Page 332
Reconstructing the Probable Development of Aseneth Traditions, Rabbinic and Otherwise......Page 336
Notes......Page 337
Bibliography......Page 342
Aseneth......Page 358
Ancient Texts......Page 361
Inscriptions......Page 369
Index of Modem Authors......Page 370
Index of Subjects......Page 376
Back Cover......Page 385


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