On one occasion Jacob sent Joseph to visit his brothers and to report back on their welfare. Jacob is estimated to have been ninety-one years old when Joseph was born. They are now in the Berlin Museum.
Joseph's brothers killed a goat and dipped Joseph's fancy coat in its blood. Jesse Joseph, a life-long bachelor, studied law but eventually followed the family tradition into business. Weingartner 1914. Want more information about Bible Gateway Plus? I saw the sun, the moon, and 11 stars bowing down to me.
Rachel names him Ben-oni, "son of my sorrow," realizing she is about to die. In Egypt, Joseph gained a position of authority in the household of his master, Potiphar, and was later imprisoned on the false accusations of Potiphar's wife.
Check out an interesting discrepancy in the text 37: How many ancient brothers does it take to screw Joseph? Pharaoh renamed him Zaphnath-paaneah and took him into favor. Notwithstanding her repeated blandishments, he resisted the temptation.
Dad loves Joseph more, so they come snapping along with their irrational hatred 37: Also, the Pharaoh gave him the Egyptian name Zaphenath-paneah and gave him a wife, Asenath, who was the daughter of the priest Potiphera.
As a matter of fact, the state of affairs here described as having been instituted by Joseph actually corresponds to the situation of state slavery that prevailed in Egypt following the expulsion of the Hyksos toward the end of the 16 th century b.
Joseph recognized his brothers but pretended he did not.
He also held various industrial posts before becoming a director in the family building contracting firm. The issue in the case was apparently whether non-Jews could be permitted to handle the body of an Israelite.
His brothers questioned him sarcastically, asking Joseph if he really believed he would one day rule over them or that one day they would bow before him.
Jacob lived with his son in Egypt for 17 years. But before he got there, they saw him coming and made plans to kill him. Biographies Joseph. Despite Joseph's merits, both he and his doting father are taken to task for various faults which the rabbis were anxious to discourage among their disciples. Joseph's special status is attested by the ascription to him of two biblical tribes, named after his sons Ephraim and Manasseh.
Joseph was near Shechem and wandering through the fields, when a man asked, "What are you looking for?