Thomas Römer

Genesis 39 and the Composition of the Joseph Narrative

Volume 8 () / Issue 1, pp. 44-60 (17)
Published 24.07.2019

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The following article argues that the story of Joseph and the Egyptian wife does not belong to the original Joseph story. It was inserted in order to present Joseph as a model of wisdom. A later redactor added the theological comments according to which »Yhwh was with Joseph« in order to strengthen the idea that the whole Joseph story is a story about divine providence.

Thomas Römer Born 1955; professor and chair of the Collège de France and Professor emeritus of the University of Lausanne.