The Bible Message without Patriarchy

Genesis 41:1-41, God Warns of a Coming Famine; How John Calvin’s Commentary on this Passage has Been Used to Justify the Subjugation of Women

September 1, 2019

In this podcast episode, we read Genesis 41:1-41 from the Good News Translation, Today's English Version.  In this story, God warns the King of Egypt through his dreams that a famine is coming.  Joseph correctly interprets these dreams, and then helps Egypt prepare for the coming hardship.  As a result, Joseph is elevated to a position of power in Egypt.  As strange as it may seem, influential patriarchal theologians--past and present--make an inaccurate assumption about God, based on this story.  This faulty assumption is then used to justify the subjugation of women to male authority.

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