Item description for Joseph: Eleven Bible Studies on Genesis by Claus Westermann...
Overview A master scholar offers simple wisdom on a gripping tale of personal faith in turbulent times. The full range of human experience is brought to life-intrigue, family relationships, political power, cultural clashes, personal devotion, temptation, suffering and vindication-in the story of a major biblical figure. Ideally suited to group discussions, personal reading, and the classroom, Westermann's unique gift of linking biblical study with basic human experience is clearly evident in each of the eleven Bible studies in this book.
Introduction 1.The Peace Is Shattered In Jacob's Family (Genesis 37) 2.Joseph's Fall And Rise (Genesis 39:1-23) 3.Preparation For Joseph's Exaltatoin (Genesis 40:1-23) 4.Joseph's Exaltation (Geness 41:1-32) 5.Joseph's Exaltation And Duties In Egypt (Genesis 41:33-57) 6.The First Journey Of The Brothers To Egypt (Genesis 42) 7.The Second Journey Of The Brothers To Egypt (Genesis 43) 8.The Silver Cup (Genesis 44) 9.Joseph Reveals Himself And Offers Forgiveness (Genesis 45) 10.Jacob Blesses The Pharaoh (Genesis 47:7-10) 11.Ultimate Forgiveness (Genesis 50:15-21) Recommended Reading Questions For Reflection
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Claus Westermann was Professor of Old Testament at the University of Heidelberg in Germany. He authored a number of books, including "Praise and Lament in the Psalms", "Roots of Wisdom", and "Prophetic Oracles of Salvation in the Old Testament", all published by WJK.
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Great insight into the Joseph narratives May 7, 2000
Among his many brilliant works, Claus Westermann's three volume commentary on Genesis is his greatest cotnribution to the study of the Old Tetament. Of course, many non-specialists will find that work quite difficult. In this small work on Joseph, Westermann has disitilled his insights into Genesis 37-50, with a special emphasis on the literary and theological aspects of the Joseph stories. The result is a work that popular readers will find very useful and instructive. Unfortunately, much popular writing on the Bible is quite shallow and comes from a very conservate and purely pietistic perspective. This little book is a rare exception. It is supported by the best of scholarship and addresses the deepest theological concerns of the contemporary church. I highly recommend it for individual readers or for church study groups.