It has become a truism in scholarship of the Hebrew Scripture that the story of Tamar and Judah is written parallel to and then included with(in) that of Potiphar's wife
and Joseph, Jacob's favorite son.
His submission grew into a book, Potiphar's Wife
: The Vatican's Secret and Child Sexual Abuse.
Kieran Tapsell is a retired civil lawyer, has degrees in Theology and Law, and is the author of Potiphar's Wife
: The Vatican's Secret and Child Sexual Abuse (ATF Press, 2014).
It was even released in video format in 1999 with David Attenborough and Joan Collins playing Jacob and Potiphar's wife
Neeme Jarvi and the orchestra sound as if they love it too, revelling in the lush eroticism of the attempted seduction of Joseph by Potiphar's wife
(shades of Salome).
"Joseph" is a dramatic monologue which lambasts the hypocrisy of Potiphar's wife
virtue which the poet likened to "tattered pieces of masquerade of virtue".
Mann gives us a portrait of Potiphar's wife
, named (Mut-em-enet), humanized, and vivacious.
(2) These connect it to the biblical tale of Joseph and Potiphar's wife
, a similarity which has often been discussed (see the bibliographies in Lichtheim and Simpson), but not by Wickett.
The letters spell out the Urdu word Ishq, meaning "Divine love--"not everyday love or passion, but God-derived love of the sort that Joseph came to understand had enveloped him even when his brothers hated him or Potiphar's wife
sought to destroy him.
Paul's own acting ambitions began when he was cast as Potiphar's wife
in a school production of Joseph's Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat when he was about 10.
After failing to succumb to the come-hithers of Potiphar's wife
, Joseph ends up in jail, pulls off an impressive feat of dream deciphering, is released, and ends up marrying Potiphar's daughter.
The story of Joseph and Potiphar's wife
is usually tagged as either a brief, if salacious, folktale in literary discussion of the Bible or presented as a moral admonition.