Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Show Summary Details

Hartvigsen, Kirsten Marie

Aseneth's Transformation

Series:Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Studies 24

    79,95 € / $91.99 / £72.50*

    Hardcover
    Publication Date:
    December 2018
    ISBN
    978-3-11-036337-1
    See all formats and pricing

    Overview

    Aims and Scope

    The story of Joseph and Aseneth is a fascinating expansion of the narrative in Genesis of Joseph in Egypt, and in particular, of his marriage to the daughter of an Egyptian priest. This study examines the portrayal of Aseneth’s transformation in the text, focusing on three perspectives. How did Aseneth’s encounter with Joseph and her subsequent transformation affect various aspects of her identity in the narrative? In what ways do the portrayals of Aseneth, her transformation, and her abode relate to select metaphors and other symbolic features depicted in the Septuagint, the Hebrew Bible, and the Pseudepigrapha? And, how do the ritualized components through which Aseneth’s transformation occurred function in the narrative, and why are they perceived as effective? In order to shed light on these facets of Joseph and Aseneth, the author draws on the contemporary approaches of intersectionality, conceptual blending, intertextual blending, and the cognitive theory of rituals, using these theoretical frameworks to explore and illuminate the complexity of Aseneth’s transformation.

    Details

    23.0 x 15.5 cm
    xii, 246 pages
    40 Fig.
    Language:
    English
    Type of Publication:
    Monograph

    request permissions

    More ...

    More by Hartvigsen, Kirsten Marie:

    Comments (0)

    Please log in or register to comment.
    Log in