Joseph’s Torn Coat
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Also known as “the wife of the master,” but otherwise unnamed. Accuses Joseph of rape, which costs him his job in Potiphar’s house and also leads to his imprisonment (Gen 39).
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Joseph, Son of Jacob
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
1. The eleventh son of Jacob and the first of Rachel. See separate article below.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Joseph (joh´sif).1 The older son of Rachel, who was the favorite wife of Jacob (Israel), ancestor of the Israelites. Thus, Joseph’s descendants form one of the original twelve tribes of Israel (Gen. 49:22–26), but the tribe of Joseph divided into Ephraim and Manasseh after Levi left the tribal structure
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Wife of Potiphar
Wife of PotipharThe wife of Joseph’s Egyptian master, unnamed in the biblical account (cf. Mut-em-enet [Thomas Mann, Joseph in Egypt]; Zuleika [Midrash, Qurʾan Sura 12]). Enamored with the handsome Joseph, she repeatedly tempts the virtuous hero with all the wiles of the stereotypical “foreign woman,”
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
Catholic Bible Dictionary
JOSEPH (Hebrew, “may he [the Lord] add”) The eleventh son of the patriarch Jacob and the first son of Rachel (Gen 30:24, 35:24; 1 Chr 2:2), the ancestor of the tribes of Manasseh and Ephraim, sometimes called the “tribe of Joseph” (Josh 17:14) or the “house of Joseph” (Judg 1:22; Amos 5:6). His life
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
JOSEPH (jōʹzef; “may he,” i.e., Jehovah, “add”). The eldest son of Jacob and Rachel, born while his father was still serving Laban (Gen. 30:22–25), about 1910 b.c. After his birth Joseph is mentioned in connection with his father’s flight from Laban (Gen. 33:2, 7) and then no more until he was seventeen
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Joseph the Patriarch
Joseph the PatriarchThe story of Joseph (Gen 37–50) has long caught the imagination of those who have read it, in large part because it embraces so many archetypal plots. On the one hand, it is the classic story of a young man’s growth to maturity in which, despite setbacks, he realizes all the potential
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Bible Characters, Volume 1 (Adam–Achan)
XVIIIJosephthe lord was with josephJOSEPH, the future ruler of Egypt, was tlie late-born and the greatly-beloved son of Jacob and Rachel. Joseph inherited all his mother’s proverbial gracefulness and sweetness and attractive beauty. And then Joseph’s intellectual gifts were such that, taken along
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Pot′iphar’s Wife. According to the Koran her name was Zuleika, but some Arabian writers call her Rail.