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The Story of Joseph and Judah: A Teacher’s Narrative and Structural Commentary on Genesis 37–50
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The Story of Joseph and Judah: A Teacher’s Narrative and Structural Commentary on Genesis 37–50

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St. Andrews House 2010

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This teaching supplement is designed for preachers and teachers as they unfold the Joseph and Judah narrative to congregations and Bible study groups. This volume supplements and enhances the background to Genesis 37–50. It takes readers on a deeper journey into the closing narrative of Genesis, exploring more thoroughly how each episode of Joseph and Judah’s story is artistically composed and pieced together in a story flow. Besides containing material that will enrich the use of The Story of Joseph and Judah in Bible study settings, it is written in a way that will allow pastors and teachers to use it directly for teaching on this important narrative.

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Key Features

  • Views the story of Joseph through a compelling and unique lens
  • Examines the text with both scientific analysis and literary sensitivity
  • Captures the drama and power of the exceptional story of Joseph
  • Provides thorough talking points to guide group conversation


  • Genesis 37
    • Structural Notes
    • The Crime Story
    • Postscript to the Crime Story
  • Genesis 38
    • Structure of Genesis 38
  • Genesis 39
    • Literary and Structural Notes on Genesis 38–39
    • Structure of Genesis 39
  • Genesis 40
    • Structure of Genesis 40
  • Genesis 41
    • Structure of Genesis 41
    • Joseph’s Prison Years in Egypt
    • Success of Joseph’s Plan
    • Diagram: Architecture of the Joseph Story
  • Genesis 42
    • First Half of the Story: Structure of Genesis 37–42
    • Talionic Reversal
  • Genesis 43
    • Structure of Genesis 43
  • Genesis 44
    • Structure of Genesis 44
    • Judah’s Appeal
  • Genesis 45
    • Structure of Genesis 45
  • Genesis 46
  • Genesis 47
    • Second Half of the Story: Structure of Genesis 44–50
  • Genesis 48
  • Genesis 49
  • Genesis 50
  • Chiastic Structure of the Story of Joseph and Judah

Product Details

  • Title: The Story of Joseph and Judah: A Teacher’s Narrative and Structural Commentary on Genesis 37–50
  • Authors: Warren A. Gage and Steven P. Carpenter
  • Publisher: St. Andrews House
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 112

About the Authors

Warren A. Gage is the president of the Alexandrian Forum, a ministry dedicated to bringing in-depth biblical and classical education back to our churches and communities. Warren holds a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary, a JD from Southern Methodist University, and a MA and PhD from the University of Dallas. Prior to his work for the Alexandrian Forum, he served as a professor of Old Testament and classical studies at Knox Theological Seminary. He is known for his advocacy of biblical typology and a literary approach to biblical exposition which demonstrates that all of Scripture points toward Christ.

Steven P. Carpenter is a visiting lecturer of biblical theology at Knox Theological Seminary.