Feb 2, 2009

Joseph's Bones

Jin Yang Kim has an interesting post on the references to Joseph's bones in Genesis 50:25-26; Exodus 13:19; and Joshua 24:32. In essence the references to Joseph's bones are apparently used to tie Genesis through Joshua together through promise-fulfillment. The post is tied Jerome Segal's book
Joseph's Bones which I have not read. Therefore, it is a bit hard to evaluate the merits of the argument. At least two questions also come to mind. What exactly does Segal mean by "promise"? Is this being viewed as an argument for a Hexateuch (the Pentateuch + Joshua)? In any case, you can read the post here.

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