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Arguing with Aseneth : Gentile access to Israel's living God in Jewish antiquity

Author: Jill Hicks-Keeton
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
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Arguing with Aseneth' shows how the ancient Jewish romance known as 'Joseph and Aseneth' moves a minor character in Genesis from obscurity to renown, weaving a new story whose main purpose was to intervene in ancient Jewish debates surrounding gentile access to Israel's God. Written in Greco-Roman Egypt around the turn of the era, 'Joseph and Aseneth' combines the genre of the ancient Greek novel with scriptural  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hicks-Keeton, Jill, 1983-
Arguing with Aseneth.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018017949
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jill Hicks-Keeton
ISBN: 9780190878993 0190878991
OCLC Number: 1028586655
Awards: Winner of Winner of the 2020 Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise.
Description: x, 216 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: "The living God" and the provenance of Joseph and Aseneth --
Genesis remix: Aseneth's "living God" as creator of life --
Executing boundaries : Israel's "living God" in Deuteronomy and the Deuteronomistic history --
Narratives of life, death, and the "living God" in Hellenistic Judaism --
Whether and how : Gentiles and Israel's "living God" in Jubilees, Joseph and Aseneth, and Paul's Letters.
Responsibility: Jill Hicks-Keeton.


Arguing with Aseneth reads the ancient romance Joseph and Aseneth as a participant in ancient Jewish debates around gentile access to Israel's God. It traces how Joseph and Aseneth builds a case  Read more...


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...This book is an important contribution to the question of Jewish attitudes to Gentiles in Hellenistic Judaism, raising questions that go far beyond the particular case of Joseph and Aseneth. * Read more...

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