Torah Portion

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Genesis 44:18-47:27
Ezekiel 37:15-28

Pharaoh and Joseph Speak of a Common God to Save Egypt

Pharaoh and Joseph Speak of a Common God to Save Egypt

Before speaking with Pharaoh, Joseph adapts to Egyptian norms by shaving and changing his clothes. When he interprets Pharaoh’s dream, he only uses the generic word for God, Elohim, making no mention of YHWH. Pharaoh, in turn, declares Joseph to be wise and a man with the spirit of God, and puts aside Joseph’s ethnic and socio-economic background, appointing him viceroy to save Egypt from the pending famine.

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Safwat Marzouk
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Torah in Translation: Rendering the Story of Joseph in English

Torah in Translation: Rendering the Story of Joseph in English

Translating the Torah from Hebrew into a different language is a huge challenge: What is the right balance between composing a text that reads smoothly while capturing the flavor of its original language? When I translated the Torah and the Early Prophets, I navigated this tension in favor of keeping the Hebrew flavor.

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Everett Fox
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God Goes Down to Egypt with Jacob: A Story for the Exiles

God Goes Down to Egypt with Jacob: A Story for the Exiles

God tells Jacob, “I Myself will go down with you to Egypt, and I Myself will also bring you back” (Gen 46:4), a reassurance intended to speak to readers in the exilic period.

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Yairah Amit
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Was the Joseph Story Written in Egypt During the Persian Period?

Was the Joseph Story Written in Egypt During the Persian Period?

Egyptologists have long searched the details of the Joseph story for clues to when the story was written. Does the Jewish experience as a diaspora community in Egypt hold the clue to the story’s origin?

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Shirly Ben-Dor Evian
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Jacob's Descendants who Go to Egypt: The MT Versus the LXX

Jacob's Descendants who Go to Egypt: The MT Versus the LXX

A close look at the different references to Jacob’s descendants, and their number in both the MT and the LXX shows how the tradition of Jacob’s descendants developed over time.

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Itamar Kislev
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Vayigash

ויגש

Genesis 44:18-47:27

וַיֹּאמֶר יִשְׂרָאֵל אֶל יוֹסֵף אָמוּתָה הַפָּעַם אַחֲרֵי רְאוֹתִי אֶת פָּנֶיךָ כִּי עוֹדְךָ חָי׃

בראשית מו:ל

Then Israel said to Joseph, “Now I can die, having seen for myself that you are still alive.”

Gen 46:30

Genesis

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