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Joseph in Egypt : a cultural icon from Grotius to Goethe

Author: Bernhard Lang
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2009.
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"The biblical story of Joseph ranks in the history of world literature alongside The Odyssey and other ancient legends as a seminal canonical text and has provided rich material for later writers to imitate and elaborate. This book, by Bernard Lang, an internationally acclaimed biblical scholar, examines the many and varied ways that the story of Joseph has been interpreted in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century  Read more...
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Lang, Bernhard, 1946-
Joseph in Egypt.
New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2009
(OCoLC)705759964
Named Person: Joseph, (Son of Jacob); Joseph, (Son of Jacob); Josef (Patriarch); Josef, Jakobs son.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bernhard Lang
ISBN: 9780300151565 030015156X
OCLC Number: 317471801
Description: 392 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction. Joseph as a cultural icon in early-modern times --
Joseph in Genesis --
Post-biblical traditions --
The icon of piety : Joseph for children. On education --
A lesson in godliness : Lavater --
Starting life with Joseph : Goethe --
Appendix : Joseph portrayed : Trautmann --
The icon of chastity : the handsome Hebrew. On sexual morality --
Libertine libido : Mrs. Rowe --
Irresistible eros : Bodmer --
The triumph of chaste love : Fielding --
The icon of leadership : Joseph the statesman. On statecraft --
Civic humanist : Grotius --
Competent courtier : Zesen --
Hebrew Freemason : Albrecht --
Against the icon : radical readings. On historical criticism --
Despotic ruler : Morgan --
Tax collector : Voltaire --
The iconic text : a beautiful story. On literary criticism --
A conte philosophique : Voltaire --
The triumph of beauty : Chateaubriand.
Responsibility: Bernhard Lang.

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