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Joseph: A Story of Divine Providence

A Text Theoretical and Textlinguistic Analysis of Genesis 37 and 39-48

Robert E. Longacre

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Joseph: A Story of Divine Providence

A Text Theoretical and Textlinguistic Analysis of Genesis 37 and 39-48

Robert E. Longacre

"In this fully revised, second edition of ""Joseph, a Story of Divine Providence,"" Robert Longacre approaches the Joseph story as a paradigm for an approach incorporating the interests of the Old Testament scholar and critic with the interests of the contemporary textlinguist. His study seeks to explore several questions: How does one approach an ancient text? What does one hope to gain from its study? How do we orient ourselves in regard to this story? Does our orientation provide a key to our understanding of the story or does it simply hinder our approaching the story in an unbiased and objective matter? The book is comprised of four parts, the first three exploring the connection Longacre seeks to establish between textlinguistics and biblical studies. The fourth part is a constituent display of the entire Joseph pericope. This new edition of Longacre's landmark work incorporates a more user-friendly format, particularly noticeable in ""Part 4: Constituent Display of Joseph."" The book also includes new textlinguistic insights and updated references."

 

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"In this fully revised, second edition of ""Joseph, a Story of Divine Providence,"" Robert Longacre approaches the Joseph story as a paradigm for an approach incorporating the interests of the Old Testament scholar and critic with the interests of the contemporary textlinguist. His study seeks to explore several questions: How does one approach an ancient text? What does one hope to gain from its study? How do we orient ourselves in regard to this story? Does our orientation provide a key to our understanding of the story or does it simply hinder our approaching the story in an unbiased and objective matter? The book is comprised of four parts, the first three exploring the connection Longacre seeks to establish between textlinguistics and biblical studies. The fourth part is a constituent display of the entire Joseph pericope. This new edition of Longacre's landmark work incorporates a more user-friendly format, particularly noticeable in ""Part 4: Constituent Display of Joseph."" The book also includes new textlinguistic insights and updated references."

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