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Genesis 38 binne die Josefverhaal: ’n Literêr-sosiologiese perspektief

D.A. Viljoen, P.P.B. Breytenbach
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 58, No 4 | a706 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v58i4.706 | © 2002 D.A. Viljoen, P.P.B. Breytenbach | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 October 2002 | Published: 27 October 2002

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D.A. Viljoen, Universiteit van Pretoria, South Africa
P.P.B. Breytenbach, Universiteit van Pretoria, South Africa

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Abstract

The placing of Genesis 38 within the Joseph narrative: A literary sociological perspective

A review of research on Gen 38 defines it as a literary riddle. The reasoning of this passage’s positioning and function within the Joseph narrative leads to a maze of different viewpoints. This article systematizes research on Gen 38 into three basic viewpoints: [1] Gen 38 forms an intrinsic part of the Joseph narrative; [2] Gen 38 is an independent literary unit; [3] Gen 38 is dialectically related to the Joseph narrative. Gen 38 reflects a polemical Southern perspective of the Kingdom of Judah against a Northern perspective of the Kingdom of Israel. This viewpoint links up with the argument that Gen 38 should be seen as dialectically related to the Joseph narrative.


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