Old Testament: Joseph
Details and Events in the Story of Joseph.
A Brief Overview Of Joseph
The story of Joseph is among those that are most favored in
the Bible. As Jacob grew older, ten of his sons got jealous
of their younger brother, Joseph, because Jacob adored
Joseph. Joseph was receiving revelations and dreams at a
very young age and dreamed they would all bow down to him
Joseph Named A Ruler In Egypt
Joseph was faithful to God and became a main ruler in
Gen 41:39-44 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Inasmuch as God
has shown you all this, there is no one as discerning and
wise as you. "You shall be over my house, and all my people
shall be ruled according to your word; only in regard to
the throne will I be greater than you." And Pharaoh said to
Joseph, "See, I have set you over all the land of Egypt."
Then Pharaoh took his signet ring off his hand and put it
on Joseph`s hand . . ."
Joseph Sold To A Caravan
His 10 brothers got so mad that they sold him to a caravan
going to Egypt and then told their father that he was dead.
Josephs 10 Brothers Come To Egypt
Just as the dream had foretold, a famine came throughout
the world and in the land of Canaan it was very severe so
Joseph`s 10 brothers came to Egypt in search of food. They
all bowed down to him, and after testing them, Joseph
revealed to them his true identity, and forgave them. God
saved the whole family from the famine and they came down
to live in Egypt.
Pharaohs Dream Interpreted
Joseph interpreted Pharaoh`s dreams by the Holy Spirit:
Gen 41:15-16 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, "I have dreamed a
dream, and there is no one who can interpret it. But I have
heard it said of you that you can understand a dream, to
interpret it." So Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, "It is
not in me; God will give Pharaoh an answer of peace."
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