The authors said the manuscript is in code, hence the alleged marriage of Jesus to Mary Magdalene was told through the Old Testament character Joseph and his wife Aseneth
org ; and Sejal Hathi and Tara Roberts, co-founders of girltank, as well as the 2012 class - Aseneth
Andrews, founder of The Catherine Ferguson Academy for Young Women ; Talia Leman, founder of Randomkid.
By contrast, Joseph and Aseneth
is represented by seventy
Some scholars have turned to Jewish "novels" such as Tobit, Joseph and Aseneth
, 1-4 Maccabees, Susanna, or even Judith to see how Jews told their own stories of the ways of God and the demands of discipleship.
Among the topics are Egypt as the setting for Joseph and Aseneth
, the Wisdom of Solomon and the Gnostic Sophia, Cleopatra in Josephus, expectations of Nero's return in the Egyptian Sibylline Oracles Book Five, martyrdom and gender in ancient Alexandria, the Gospel of Thomas and the historical Jesus, and human degradation and the recovery of the primal condition according to some early Christian texts.
Met Joseph: A Late Antique Tale of the Biblical Patriarch and His Egyptian Wife, Reconsidered.
Such efforts included: (1) creating literature such as the Sibylline Oracles, Josephus' Contra Apionem, Philo's Apologia hyper Ioudaion, the Letter of Aristeas, Joseph and Aseneth
, and much else that was sometimes used for missionary purposes; (2) opening synagogues for interested invited guests and visitors.
Grants were given to Aseneth
Andrews, founder of The Catherine Ferguson Academy for Young Women; Talia Leman, founder of RandomKid.
Met Thecla: Desire and Restraint in Two Conversion Tales,' paper delivered at the Annual Meeting of the SBL.
This chapter closes by referring to "immaculate conception" in the story of Joseph and Aseneth
Yet the Acts of Paul and Thecla obviously transform the story of love into the story of religious devotion, while the story of Joseph and Aseneth
combines both variants in one plot: religious conversion becomes indistinguishable from marriage.
The larger agenda of Searching the Scriptures is to compile a usable women's canon by including pseudipigraphal and apocryphal writings, such as Odes of Solomon, Judith and Joseph and Aseneth
alongside the New Testament writings.