Continuing the previous stage, we see the biblical Joseph, who'd been sold into servitude at age 17, in prison: "And So Joseph’s master had him put in prison, where the king’s prisoners were confined..." Gen 39:20 “and he put him in jail.” This is a kind of underground prison, a dungeon, a place where the … Continue reading (#37) The Pit
This stage explores the biblical Jacob's travels to "artzah bnei-kedem," the "land of the Easterners" or, maybe, "the land of the past."
Hagar and Ishmael, and their connection to Mitzrayim, add another layer to the story of the Yisrael-ites and Mitzrayim-ites. This stage quotes from Texts of Terror: Literary-Feminist Readings of Biblical Narrative by Phyllis Trible. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1984.
Exploring early ancestors behind the Exodus story and locating the story in geography.
What does it mean to be "from there"? The Hebrew word for "Hebrews" is thought to mean something like "folks from over there" or maybe "from the other side of the river." How does the view from the other side inform the Exodus and struggle for liberation?