Commentaries on Equity Jurisprudence

Author: Joseph Story
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781584775942
Release Date: 2014-09-12
Genre: Law

Reprint of the first English edition, based on the 12th American edition with notes on English decisions by W.E. Grigsby. Originally published: London: Stevens and Haynes, 1884. lxxiii, 1093 pp. "Probably the decisive factor in our reception of English equity was Story's Equity Jurisprudence. With much art (...) he made it seem that the precepts established by the decisions of the English Courts of Chancery coincided in substance with those of the Roman law as expounded by the civilians and hence were but statements of universal principles of natural law universally accepted in civilized states. If equity had been expounded to American judges and lawyers and students in the dry and technical fashion of the contemporary English treatises, we might have been sorely hampered in the development of American Law by a crippled equity. Story's sympathetic exposition of English equity (...) was the one thing needed to commend equity to our American courts and to counteract the forces that were working against it."-- Pound, The Formative Era in American Law 156-157 Apart from James Kent, no man has had greater influence on the development of American law than Joseph Story [1779-1845]. He was Dane Professor of Law at Harvard, where he played a key role in the growth of the school and the establishment of its national eminence, and an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, where he was the author of several landmark decisions, such as Martin v. Hunter's Lessee. His many books, most notably the monumental work Commentaries on the Constitution (1833), have been cited extensively, and he remains an authority today.

Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story

Author: R. Kent Newmyer
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807864029
Release Date: 2004-01-21
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The primary founder and guiding spirit of the Harvard Law School and the most prolific publicist of the nineteenth century, Story served as a member of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1811 to 1845. His attitudes and goals as lawyer, politician, judge, and legal educator were founded on the republican values generated by the American Revolution. Story's greatest objective was to fashion a national jurisprudence that would carry the American people into the modern age without losing those values.

The Sacrificial Laws of Leviticus and the Joseph Story

Author: Calum Carmichael
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107189676
Release Date: 2017-08-31
Genre: Religion

This book offers a new assessment of the Joseph story from the perspective of the biblical laws in Leviticus 1-10. Of interest to professors and students of humanities, religion, law; also religious professionals and laypersons interested in biblical studies.

The Joseph Story

Author: Rolf McEwen
Publisher: Rolf McEwen
ISBN: 9781600473722
Release Date: 2009-11
Genre: Drama

Joseph lived a life of high drama. In his youth, he had peculiar dreams. When he told his brothers that he dreamed they would all bow down to him, they took offense. In their anger they captured him and sold him as a slave. He served in the house of Potiphar in Egypt. Under Joseph's management, Potiphar grew prosperous. Potiphar's wife found Joseph handsome and desirable. She befriended him, but he kept his distance. She accused him of raping her, and he was sent to prison where for years he maintained his good character. He interpreted dreams for Pharaoh's baker and his wine taster, both who were in prison. When Pharaoh sought someone to interpret his own dream, Joseph was sent for. His interpretation of Pharaoh's dream resulted in Joseph being appointed second in power in Egypt. Joseph's brothers eventually were brought before him. He dealt shrewdly with them, withholding his true identity and forcing them to bring their entire family to Egypt from the land of Canaan. Joseph's wisdom, courage, compassion, and goodness are truly inspiring. He kept his integrity through all his trials. The story of Joseph provides encouragement to all who learn it.

The Verbal System of Classical Hebrew in the Joseph Story

Author: Yoshinobu Endo
Publisher: Uitgeverij Van Gorcum
ISBN: 9023230930
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The present study investigates the function of the verbal forms in biblical Hebrew narrative, using the Joseph story (Gen. 37-50) as a corpus. It demonstrates how the 'tense', 'aspect' and 'sequentiality' function as factors in the choice of the verbal forms in both main clauses and subordinate clauses. The tense distinction past vs. non-past basically works as a factor in the choice of the freestanding conjugations, except for the stative verb, the verb with a stative sense, the passive construction, or the performative utterance. Moreover, the traditional aspectual opposition complete vs. incomplete also corresponds to QATAL (*qátal) vs. YIQTOL (*yaqtúlu). There appears to be not much difference between these oppositions in describing the function of the above verbal forms (esp. ch.2). Furthermore, the opposition non-sequential vs. sequential discriminates functionally between YIQTOL and (w, ) QATAL (*qatál) in the non-past context, between QATAL and (waY)YIQTOL (*yáqtul) in the past context, and between the IMPV (coh., impv. and juss.) forms and (w, ) QATAL (*qatál) in the hortatory context. In each context the former functions as a non-sequential form and the latter as a sequential form. The phenomenon of sequentiality is purely syntactical. It controls the flow of the story as a discourse function; the non-sequential form stops the flow (i.e. stand still), while the sequential form lets the story flow on. A thread of discourse is usually traced by sequential forms, but it may include non-sequential forms to signal the difference of discourse level or a discourse boundary. Or each form could play an opposite role to produce special literary effects (chs. 3-7). Finally, a verbal form in the subordinate clause is chosen not from the viewpoint of the deictic centre of the narrator, but from that of the immediate participant in the main clause (ch. 8).