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History of Joseph
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A fragmentary, nonbiblical Greek text that retells sections of the biblical narrative of Joseph, son of Jacob (Gen 37–50). This text is usually classified as pseudepigrapha, but it could also be classified as parabiblical or rewritten Bible; its fragmentary nature makes it very difficult to classify.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
History of Joseph
History of Joseph, Text A fragmentary, nonbiblical Greek text that retells sections of the biblical narrative of Joseph, son of Jacob (Gen 37–50). This text is usually classified as pseudepigrapha, but it could also be classified as parabiblical or rewritten Bible; its fragmentary nature makes it very
History of Joseph the Carpenter
History of Joseph the Carpenter A noncanonical infancy “gospel,” dependent on the Protevangelium of James and the Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew. Not be confused with the History of Joseph, a collection of fragments on Joseph the patriarch, or the Testament of Joseph, part of the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Joseph, History of
JOSEPH, HISTORY OF. The document known as the History of Joseph is extant in six Greek papyrus fragments, three of which are housed in the Bodleian Library at Oxford (Lindsay 1885: 304), two in the British Museum (Milne 1927: 187–90; Denis 1970: 235–36; Kenyon 1893: 225, 227), and one in the Louvre (Ricci
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Joseph the Carpenter, History Of
Joseph the Carpenter, History ofA Coptic apocryphal work, in which Jesus tells his disciples, gathered on the Mount of Olives, the story of the life and death of his earthly father Joseph. It was composed to promote the feast day of St. Joseph, as is evident from the several blessings Jesus promises
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Joseph the Carpenter, History of (Writing)
Joseph the Carpenter, History of. †A short apocryphal book on the life and death of Joseph the husband of Mary.The book originated in Egypt ca. the begining of the fifth century. First written in Greek, its is extant in two dialects of coptic, Bohairic and sahidic (chs. 14–24).The book is intended
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Joseph the Carpenter, History of (Writing)
Joseph the Carpenter, History of. Also known as the Arabic History of Joseph the Carpenter. An account of the life and more particularly the death of Joseph, the foster-father of Jesus, allegedly given by the Lord himself to his disciples. In it Joseph is described as a carpenter, a widower with six
Joseph, History of (Writing)
Joseph, History of. Title given to a document very fragmentarily preserved in a few pieces of Greek papyri that may be dated to c. A.D. 600 (the work itself was prob. composed several centuries earlier). Very little can be inferred from the small amount of text that has survived, but it appears to be
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
JOSEPH THE CARPENTER, HISTORY OF
JOSEPH THE CARPENTER, HISTORY OF. An apocryphal text preserved in Arabic and Bohairic Coptic manuscripts, along with Sahidic Coptic fragments. Framed as a dialogue between Jesus and his disciples on the Mount of Olives, the text begins with an account of Joseph and Mary’s marriage paraphrased from the
JOSEPH, STORY OF, HISTORY OF INTERPRETATION
JOSEPH, STORY OF, HISTORY OF INTERPRETATION. The story of the biblical figure of Joseph (Gen 37, 39–50) is one of the most commonly reinterpreted tales among ancient Jewish and Christian exegetes who read the story in light of their own theological and ideological contexts. The tale of Joseph is not