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Aseneth and the Sublime Turn

B. Diane Lipsett

in Desiring Conversion: Hermas, Thecla, Aseneth

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199754519
eISBN:
9780199827213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754519.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter analyzes Joseph and Aseneth, attending to the densely descriptive, figurative, and allusive language in the tale of Aseneth’s conversion to becoming both Joseph’s wife and a model ... More


Ancient Jewish Novels: An Anthology

Lawrence M. Wills (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151428
eISBN:
9780199870516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151429.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The present collection makes available in fresh translations all of the ancient examples of the Jewish novels, and introduces them for the student and general reader. The texts are divided into three ... More


“The Living God” and the Provenance of Joseph and Aseneth

Jill Hicks-Keeton

in Arguing with Aseneth: Gentile Access to Israel's Living God in Jewish Antiquity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190878993
eISBN:
9780190879020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878993.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

Chapter 1 addresses the disputed date and provenance of Joseph and Aseneth. The question of whether the tale is “Jewish or Christian?” is the central frame in which its provenance has traditionally ... More


Genesis Remix: Aseneth’s “Living God” as Creator of Life

Jill Hicks-Keeton

in Arguing with Aseneth: Gentile Access to Israel's Living God in Jewish Antiquity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190878993
eISBN:
9780190879020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878993.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

The divine title “(the) living God” in Joseph and Aseneth is used in conjunction with the narrative’s other language and imagery of “life” and “living” to construct a totalizing paradigm of ... More


Introduction

Jill Hicks-Keeton

in Arguing with Aseneth: Gentile Access to Israel's Living God in Jewish Antiquity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190878993
eISBN:
9780190879020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878993.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

The Introduction claims that the ancient romance 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 ... More


From the Pagan Novels to Early Jewish and Christian Narratives: Refashioning Recognition

Silvia Montiglio

in Love and Providence: Recognition in the Ancient Novel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199916047
eISBN:
9780199980239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916047.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter begins with a treatment of recognitions in Apollonius of Tyre, a narrative written in Latin but in many important ways, including its use of recognition, closer to the Greek novels. ... More


Executing Boundaries: Israel’s “Living God” in Deuteronomy and the Deuteronomistic History

Jill Hicks-Keeton

in Arguing with Aseneth: Gentile Access to Israel's Living God in Jewish Antiquity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190878993
eISBN:
9780190879020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878993.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

Chapter 3 makes a new suggestion about the categories of inclusion operative in Joseph and Aseneth: Aseneth is anachronistically incorporated into the covenant forged by Israel’s “living God” at ... More


Whether and How: Gentiles and Israel’s “Living God” in Jubilees, Joseph and Aseneth, and Paul’s Letters

Jill Hicks-Keeton

in Arguing with Aseneth: Gentile Access to Israel's Living God in Jewish Antiquity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190878993
eISBN:
9780190879020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878993.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

Chapter 5 sets Joseph and Aseneth’s intervention in ancient debates about gentile inclusion alongside that of Jubilees and that of the apostle Paul—both of whom also play with the epithet “living ... More


Pleasures and Dangers of Conversion: Joseph and Aseneth

Ruth Nisse

in Jacob's Shipwreck: Diaspora, Translation, and Jewish-Christian Relations in Medieval England

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501703072
eISBN:
9781501708329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703072.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines Joseph and Aseneth, a Greek Jewish text that was translated into Latin in late twelfth-century England, and how it reemerges as significant within a crisis over Jewish ... More


The Law in the Diaspora

John J. Collins

in Invention of Judaism: Torah and Jewish Identity from Deuteronomy to Paul

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520294110
eISBN:
9780520967366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294110.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Much of the literature of the Greek-speaking Diaspora summarizes the Law in terms of its ethical teaching, emphasizing monotheism and sexual matters and passing over ritual requirements or ... More


Joseph in Love

Tim Whitmarsh

in Dirty Love: The Genealogy of the Ancient Greek Novel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780199742653
eISBN:
9780190880798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199742653.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter treats the romance that we know of as Joseph and Aseneth, the earliest parts of which may be Hellenistic. It is an extraordinary sequel to the Potiphar’s wife story, in which Joseph ... More


Narratives of Life, Death, and the “Living God” in Hellenistic Judaism

Jill Hicks-Keeton

in Arguing with Aseneth: Gentile Access to Israel's Living God in Jewish Antiquity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190878993
eISBN:
9780190879020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878993.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

An investigation into the appearances of the epithet “living God” in Esther OG, 3 Maccabees, and both versions of Greek Daniel (OG and TH) reveals that Greek-speaking Jewish authors understood and ... More


Conclusion

Jill Hicks-Keeton

in Arguing with Aseneth: Gentile Access to Israel's Living God in Jewish Antiquity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190878993
eISBN:
9780190879020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878993.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

Joseph and Aseneth shows us that we need to expand our categories of inclusion if we want to capture accurately the full range of ways in which ancient Jews, including those affiliated with the Jesus ... More


Arguing with Aseneth: Gentile Access to Israel's Living God in Jewish Antiquity

Jill Hicks-Keeton

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190878993
eISBN:
9780190879020
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878993.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

Arguing with Aseneth shows how the ancient romance 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 ... More


Introduction

Ruth Nisse

in Jacob's Shipwreck: Diaspora, Translation, and Jewish-Christian Relations in Medieval England

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501703072
eISBN:
9781501708329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703072.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book examines how Jews and Christians in medieval England articulated their theological and temporal differences through the translation, rewriting, and circulation of ancient noncanonical or ... More


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