By Michael D. McGaha
Joseph's Cinderella-like upward thrust to a place of unbelievable strength led Jews, Christians and Muslims in medieval Spain to cherish the tale. The cross-cultural examine the biblical story contains poetry, tales and essays approximately Joseph.
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Chapter >> Home | TOC This Library PDF version is for the use on an institutional computer only. 59 Concerning the abuses of believing in the evil eye and similar abominable superstitions, the Church of God rejects all of this. If indeed they entered through different gates, it must have been for another reason, such as so they might not be refused bread if it were known that they were all of a single household, in which case they might not have sold them as much bread. 6. And since Joseph was the vizier of the land, and he was the one who sold food to all those of the land, Joseph’s brothers came and bowed down to him to the ground” 7.
He went back to sleep, and dreamed a second time: Seven ears of grain were sprouting on a single stalk, and they were thick and good. Of the seven bad ears of grain, it doesn’t say that they were on a single stalk. The reason is that the seven years of plenty were equal in goodness, and hence it said that they were on a single stalk; but each of the seven bad years was worse than the year before, so they were not on a single stalk, because they were not equal. 6. And he saw seven other thin ears growing up close behind the first ones, and the east wind scorched them.
Joseph went after his brothers and found them at Dothan. 29 18. And they saw him from afar, and before he came close to them, they conspired to kill him. 19. They said to one another: “Here comes that dreamer! 20. ” It’s easy to see that if they had killed him, his dreams would have come to nothing. ” But Rabbi Abraham says that this man of whom we have spoken was merely a passerby. 21. ” 22. Reuben told them: “Friends, shed no blood! ” And he said this in order to get him out of their hands, so that he could restore him to his father.
Coat of Many Cultures: The Story of Joseph in Spanish Literature 1200-1492 by Michael D. McGaha