Thursday, December 28, 2017

Joseph as a prophet?

JASON TRON: Joseph: The Making of a Prophet (
The Torah is silent about the nature of Joseph’s dreams: What do they mean? Do they come from God? This ambiguity is part of the literary artistry of the story, which relates Joseph’s “coming of age” as a prophet.
I would call Joseph a "mantic sage," like Daniel, rather than a prophet. I'm surprised that there is no reference to Daniel in this essay. The parallels between the mediatory functions of Daniel and Joseph are extensive.

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