The stories of Joseph have fascinating parallels to two different, unrelated Biblical stories. The question is, what do these parallels mean? In this course, we discover that these parallels indicate two entirely distinct perspectives on the Joseph stories: that of Jacob and that of the Brothers. We explore Jacob’s perspective through textual parallels from the story of the Binding of Isaac. On the other hand, the perspective of the brothers of the same story is examined through the lens of textual parallels to the story of the Expulsion of Ishmael. Note: This course both stands alone and is the second part of a series of courses entitled "Understanding the Sale of Joseph."
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