Old Testament Essays
On-line version ISSN 2312-3621
WIDDER, Wendy L.. The court stories of Joseph (Gen 41) and Daniel (Dan 2) in canonical context: a theological paradigm for God's work among the nations. Old testam. essays [online]. 2014, vol.27, n.3, pp. 1112-1128. ISSN 2312-3621.
This article asserts that the canonical context of the accounts of Joseph in Gen 41 and Daniel in Dan 2 creates a paradigm for how Israel's God uses his people among the nations, where they spend the majority of their history. It begins by considering critical scholarship on the "court stories " of Joseph and Daniel. Then it evaluates each account in its own narrative context before comparing and contrasting the two narratives. Finally, it explores the canonical context of the two accounts and their theological significance in the narrative of the OT, as well as the implications of this theological significance in the NT.
Keywords : canonical context; Joseph; Daniel; court stories; narrative; theological significance.