Thursday, May 05, 2005

Preaching for the Second Time

Joseph and His CoatLast Tuesday, I presented my second-ever sermon to a small group of fellow-students who are in my preaching section. The text, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 is from the set of lectionary readings for August 7, 2005. Genesis 37 is the famous story of Joseph and his "coat with long sleeves" (which is traditionally translated "the coat of many colors").

A copy of the sermon manuscript can be found here.

1 comment:

  1. What do you think, please, of Obadiah Shoher's interpretation of the story? (here: ) He takes the text literally to prove that the brothers played a practical joke on Yosef rather than intended to murder him or sell him into slavery. His argument seems fairly strong to me, but I'd like to hear other opinions.