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    Joseph (son of Jacob) in Wikipedia Joseph or Yosef (Hebrew: יוֹסֵף ‎, Standard Yosef Tiberian Y˘sēp̄, Arabic: يوسف‎, Yusuf ; "May Yahweh add"[1]) is an important character from the Hebrew Bible. The eleventh of Jacob's twelve sons,[2] Joseph was sold into slavery by his jealous brothers, but rose to become the most powerful man in Egypt after Pharaoh. He then brought his entire family down to Egypt, where they were settled in the land of Goshen. The story has been of great importance in later Jewish, Islamic and Western culture...

    Joseph in Easton's Bible Dictionary remover or increaser. (1.) The elder of the two sons of Jacob by Rachel (Gen. 30:23, 24), who, on the occasion of his birth, said, "God hath taken away [Heb. 'asaph] my reproach." "The Lord shall add [Heb. yoseph] to me another son" (Gen. 30:24). He was a child of probably six years of age when his father returned from Haran to Canaan and took up his residence in the old patriarchal town of Hebron. "Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age," and he "made him a long garment with sleeves" (Gen. 37:3, R.V. marg.), i.e., a garment long and full, such as was worn by the children of nobles. This seems to be the correct rendering of the words. The phrase, however, may also be rendered, "a coat of many pieces", i.e., a patchwork of many small pieces of divers colours. When he was about seventeen years old Joseph incurred the jealous hatred of his brothers (Gen. 37:4). They "hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him." Their anger was increased when he told them his dreams (37:11). Jacob desiring to hear tidings of his sons, who had gone to Shechem with their flocks, some 60 miles from Hebron, sent Joseph as his messenger to make inquiry regarding them. Joseph found that they had left Shechem for Dothan, whither he followed them. As soon as they saw him coming they began to plot against him, and would have killed him had not Reuben interposed. They ultimately sold him to a company of Ishmaelite merchants for twenty pieces (shekels) of silver (about $2, 10s.), ten pieces less than the current value of a slave, for "they cared little what they had for him, if so be they were rid of him." These merchants were going down with a varied assortment of merchandise to the Egyptian market, and thither they conveyed him, and ultimately sold him as a slave to Potiphar, an "officer of Pharaoh's, and captain of the guard" (Gen. 37:36). "The Lord blessed the Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake," and Potiphar made him overseer over his house. At length a false charge having been brought against him by Potiphar's wife, he was at once cast into the state prison (39; 40), where he remained for at least two years. After a while the "chief of the cupbearers" and the "chief of the bakers" of Pharaoh's household were cast into the same prison (40:2). Each of these new prisoners dreamed a dream in the same night, which Joseph interpreted, the event occurring as he had said...

    Joseph in Hitchcock's Bible Names increase; addition

    Joseph in Naves Topical Bible -1. Son of Jacob Ge 30:24 Personal appearance of Ge 39:6 His father's favorite child Ge 33:2; 37:3,4,35; 48:22; 1Ch 5:2; Joh 4:5 His father's partiality for, excites the jealousy of his brethren Ge 37:4,11,18-28; Ps 105:17; Ac 7:9 His prophetic dreams of his fortunes in Egypt Ge 37:5-11 Sold as a slave into Egypt Ge 37:27,28 Is falsely reported to his father as killed by wild beasts Ge 37:29-35 Is bought by Potiphar, an officer (LXX has "eunuch") of Pharaoh Ge 37:36 Is prospered of God Ge 39:2-5,21,23 Is falsely accused, and thrown into prison; is delivered by the friendship of another prisoner Ge 39; 40; Ps 105:18 Is an interpreter of dreams Of the two prisoners Ge 40:5-23 Of Pharaoh Ge 41:1-37 His name is changed to Zaphnath-paaneah Ge 41:11 Is promoted to authority next to Pharaoh at thirty years of age Ge 41:37-46; Ps 105:19-22 Marries the daughter of the priest of On Ge 41:45 Provides against the seven years of famine Ge 41:46-57 Exports the produce of Egypt to other countries Ge 41:57 Sells the stores of food to the people of Egypt, exacting from them all their money, flocks and herds, lands and lives Ge 47:13-26 Exempts the priests from the exactions Ge 47:22,26 His father sends down into Egypt to buy corn (grain) Ge 42; 43; 44 Reveals himself to his brothers; sends for his father; provides the land of Goshen for his people; and sustains them during the famine Ge 45; 46; 47:1-12 His two sons Ge 41:50,52 See EPHRAIM See MANASSEH Mourns the death of his father Ge 50:1-14 Exacts a pledge from his brothers to convey his remains to Canaan Ge 50:2,4,25; Heb 11:22; with Ex 13:19; Jos 24:32; Ac 7:16 Death of Ge 50:22-26 Kindness of heart Ge 40:7,8 Joseph's integrity Ge 39:7-12 His humility Ge 41:16; 45:7-9 His wisdom Ge 41:33-57 His piety Ge 41:51 His faith Ge 45:5-8 Was a prophet Ge 41:38,39; 50:25; Ex 13:19 God's providence with Ge 39:2-5; Ps 105:17-22 His sons jointly called JOSEPH De 33:13-17 Descendants of Ge 46:20; Nu 26:28-37 -2. Father of Igal, the spy Nu 13:7 -3. Of the sons of Asaph 1Ch 25:2,9 -4. A returned exile Ezr 10:42 -5. A priest Ne 12:14 -6. Husband of Mary Mt 13:55; Mr 6:3; Mt 1:18-25; Lu 1:27 His genealogy Mt 1:1-16; Lu 3:23-38 An angel appears and testifies to the innocence of his betrothed Mt 1:19-24 Lives at Nazareth Lu 2:4 Belongs to the town of Bethlehem Lu 2:4 Goes to Bethlehem to be enrolled Lu 2:1-4 Jesus born to Mt 1:25; Lu 2:7 Presents Jesus in the temple Lu 2:22-39 Returns to Nazareth Lu 2:39 Warned in a dream to escape to Egypt in order to save the infant's life Mt 2:13-15 Warned in a dream to return to Nazareth Mt 2:19-23 Attends the annual feast at Jerusalem with his family Lu 2:42-51 -7. Of Arimathaea Begs for the body of Jesus for burial in his own tomb Mt 27:57-60; Mr 15:42-47; Lu 23:50-56; Joh 19:38-42 -8. Three ancestors of Joseph Lu 3:24,26,30 -9. Also called BARSABAS, surnamed JUSTUS One of the two persons nominated in place of Judas Ac 1:21,22,23 -10. A designation of the ten tribes of Israel Am 5:6

    Joseph in Smiths Bible Dictionary (increase). 1. The elder of the two sons of Jacob by Rachel. He was born in Padan-aram (Mesopotamia), probably about B.C. 1746. He is first mentioned when a youth, seventeen years old. Joseph brought the evil report of his brethren to his father, and they hated him because his father loved him more than he did them, and had shown his preference by making a dress which appears to have been a long tunic with sleeves, worn by youths and maidens of the richer class. Ge 37:2 He dreamed a dream foreshadowing his future power, which increased the hatred of his brethren. Ge 37:5-7 He was sent by his father to visit his brothers, who were tending flocks in the fields of Dothan. They resolved to kill him, but he was saved by Reuben, who persuaded the brothers to cast Joseph into a dry pit, to the intent that he might restore him to Jacob. The appearance of the Ishmaelites suggested his sale for "twenty pieces (shekels) of silver." ver. 28. Sold into Egypt to Potiphar, Joseph prospered and was soon set over Potiphar's house, and "all he had he gave into his hand;" but incurring the anger of Potiphar's wife ch. Ge 39:7-13 he was falsely accused and thrown into prison, where he remained at least two years, interpreting during this time the dreams of the cupbearer and the baker. Finally Pharaoh himself dreamed two prophetic dreams. Joseph, being sent for, interpreted them in the name of God, foretelling the seven years of plenty and the seven years of famine. Pharaoh at once appointed Joseph not merely governor of Egypt, but second only to the sovereign, and also gave him to wife Asenath, daughter of Potipherah priest of On (Hieropolis), and gave him a name or title, Zaphnath-paaneah (preserver of life). Joseph's first act was to go throughout all the land of Egypt. During the seven plenteous years there was a very abundant produce, and he gathered the fifth part and laid it up. When the seven good years had passed, the famine began. Ge 41:54-57 [FAMINE]...

    Joseph in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE jo'-zef (yoceph; Ioseph): 1. In the Old Testament: (1) The 11th son of Jacob and 1st of Rachel (see separate article). (2) The father of Igal of Issachar, one of the 12 spies (Nu 13:7). (3) A son of Asaph (1 Ch 25:2,9). (4) A man of the sons of Bani, who had married a foreign wife (Ezr 10:42). (5) A priest of the family of Shebaniah in the days of Joiakim (Neh 12:14). 2. In the Apocrypha: (1) Son of Zacharias, defeated by Gorgias circa 164 BC (1 Macc 5:18,56,60). (2) Called a brother of Judas Maccabeus in 2 Macc 8:22, probably by mistake for John. (3) Great-grandfather of Judith (Judith 8:1). 3. In the New Testament: (1) The husband of Mary, the mother of Jesus (see special article). (2, 3) The name of 3 ancestors of Jesus according to the King James Version (Lk 3:24,26,30); the name of two according to the Revised Version (British and American), which reads "Josech" in Lk 3:26. (4) A Jew of Arimathea in whose sepulcher Jesus was buried (Mt 27:57, etc.; see article). (5) One of the brethren of Jesus, according to the Revised Version (British and American) (Mt 13:55, the King James Version "Joses"). the King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American) both have "Joses" in Mt 27:56; Mk 6:3; 15:40,47. (6) Joseph Barsabbas (Acts 1:23; see article). (7) Joseph, surnamed Barnabas (Acts 4:36, the King James Version "Joses"; see BARNABAS). S. F. Hunter

    Joseph of Arimathea in Wikipedia Joseph of Arimathea was, according to the Gospels, the man who donated his own prepared tomb for the burial of Jesus after Jesus' Crucifixion. He is mentioned in all four Gospels. A native of Arimathea, Joseph of Arimathea was apparently a man of wealth, and probably a member of the Sanhedrin, which is the way bouleutēs, literally "counsellor", in Matthew 27:57 and Luke 23:50 is most often interpreted. According to Mark 15:43, Joseph was an "honourable counsellor, who waited (or "was searching") for the kingdom of God". In John 19:38 he was secretly a disciple of Jesus: as soon as he heard the news of Jesus' death, he "went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus." R.J. Miller[1] notes this act as "unexpectedů Is Joseph in effect bringing Jesus into his family?"...

    Joseph Scripture - Genesis 48:13 And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand toward Israel's left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel's right hand, and brought [them] near unto him.

    Joseph Scripture - Joshua 17:2 There was also [a lot] for the rest of the children of Manasseh by their families; for the children of Abiezer, and for the children of Helek, and for the children of Asriel, and for the children of Shechem, and for the children of Hepher, and for the children of Shemida: these [were] the male children of Manasseh the son of Joseph by their families.

    Joseph Scripture - Revelation 7:8 Of the tribe of Zabulon [were] sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph [were] sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin [were] sealed twelve thousand.

    Saint Joseph in Wikipedia Saint Joseph (Hebrew יוֹסֵף, also known as Joseph of the House of David, Joseph the Betrothed, or Joseph the Worker) is, according to the New Testament, the husband of Mary, mother of Jesus.[Mt. 1:16 ] Although according to Christian tradition he was not the biological father of Jesus, he acted as his foster-father[1][2][3] and as head of the Holy Family. According to Christian tradition, Jesus was referred to as the son of Joseph during his public life,[4] though in Mark he is referred to as Mary's son (Mark 6:3).[5] Joseph is venerated as a saint in the Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Anglican, and Lutheran churches. Matthew and Luke each have a genealogy that traces Joseph's lineage back to King David. Matthew says that Joseph's father was called Jacob,[Mt. 1:16 ] but Luke says he was a son of Heli.[Lk. 3:23 ] All that is known from them is that Joseph lived at times in Nazareth in Galilee, before Jesus' birth[Luke 2:4 ] on return from exile in Egypt after Herod's death,[Mt. 2:23 ] [Lk. 2:39 ] after the Passover visit to Jerusalem when Jesus was 12 years old, [2:51 ] stayed for a couple of years in Bethlehem in Judea,[2:4 ] [Mt. 2:1-14 ] and was forced into exile for a time in Egypt.[2:14-22 ] In Matthew, Joseph lives in Bethlehem, the city of David, until he moves to Nazareth. In Luke, Joseph lives in Nazareth, but Jesus is born while his parents are temporarily in Bethlehem...