The African Joseph and his contribution to Africa and Ancient Israel (Gen. 41: 41-45)

Theologia Viatorum

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Title The African Joseph and his contribution to Africa and Ancient Israel (Gen. 41: 41-45)
Creator Adamo, D. T.
Subject — Africa; Egypt; Joseph; Genesis; Ceremony
Description The contentious Africanness of ancient Egypt/Egyptians is discussed at a great length since most Eurocentric biblical scholars erroneously believe that ancient Egypt/Egyptians belong to either Europe or Asia, despite the ancient Egyptian claim in their monuments (inscription of Hasheptsut) that they belong to Africa, precisely Punt. A close examination of Genesis 41:41-45 shows that the purpose of the elaborate ceremony/ritual is not only for Joseph’s promotion to the position of a vizier, but also mainly to make Joseph a full citizen of Egypt/Africa in order that he may be able to perform his duty as an Egyptian Deputy Governor. Unfortunately biblical scholars miss this fact. I have also emphasized that Joseph’s contribution to ancient Israel and Egypt/Africa is of great importance, despite the underestimation of these achievements of an African Joseph. This article aims to emphasize the fact that Joseph was made an African citizen and that he made great contribution to ancient Israel and Africa which is seldom recognized by many biblical scholars.
Publisher AOSIS Publishing
Date 2016-12-31
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
Format application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/tv.v40i2.8
Source Theologia Viatorum; Vol 40, No 2 (2016); 32-63 2664-2980 0378-4142
Language eng
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