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Genesis as DialogueA Literary, Historical, and Theological Commentary$
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Thomas L. Brodie

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780195138368

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195138368.001.0001

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Joseph Revealed: Vision‐Led Recovery of Relationship and Land (45:1–47:11)

Joseph Revealed: Vision‐Led Recovery of Relationship and Land (45:1–47:11)

Joseph Revealed: Reconciliation and Sending(Chap. 45)

Jacob's Journey to Pharaoh: Reconciliation and Land (46:1–47:11)

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39 Joseph Revealed: Vision‐Led Recovery of Relationship and Land (45:1–47:11)
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Genesis as Dialogue
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Thomas L. Brodie

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195138368.003.0039

Joseph's self‐revelation leads to a great embrace of reconciliation with his brothers (Genesis 45), and when Jacob is carried to Egypt, he too embraces Joseph and is reconciled (Genesis 46). However, there is a variation in the focus of reconciliation: the brothers are reconciled to one another (45:14); Jacob is reconciled to death (46:30). One is horizontal, the other vertical. In both cases, reconciliation is associated with land (45:10,18–20; 47:4–6,11). “Ch. 45 ... must be seen as closely coordinated with ch. 46” (Terence Fretheim).

Keywords:   death, Egypt, Genesis, Jacob, Joseph, land, reconciliation, self‐revelation

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