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In this illuminating study of early biblical interpretation, James Kugel examines a series of exegetical stories that elaborate on the Joseph narrative in Genesis. These stories--which appear in such diverse source as rabbinic midrash, Christian writing, liturgical poetry, and the Qur'an--often contain details or whole incidents not found in the Bible itself. In tracing the development and function of these tales, Kugel reveals a dynamic interpretive process: the living, changing significance of texts through generations of discussion, analysis, and application.
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James L. Kugel is a Professor at Bar-Ilan University.Review:
[A] masterful literary study of ancient biblical exegesis...Kugel makes a compelling case for the existence in antiquity of a broad intercommunal communication regarding the meaning of biblical texts...While the formulation and modes of transmission of such a tradition remain a mystery, the rich literary evidence assembled here will give many historical scholars food for thought. (Martin S. Jaffe Religious Studies Review)
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