Joseph’s life

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Joseph’s life Joseph’s life seemed to be both a blessing and full of torment at the same time. The blessing of God to Joseph’s life resulted in a very difficult time of darkness and even the hatred of his brothers. Although Joseph had difficult times in his life, God blessed his and took him out of prison and made him Governor of Egypt. The eleventh son of Jacob and the firs son of Rachel was born at Haran, modern southern Turkey. The meaning of his name is “The Lord shall add to me another son”. “Jacob loved Joseph more than all his other sons, because he had been born to him when he was old. He made a long robe, with full of sleeves for him. When his brothers saw that their father loved Joseph more than he loved them, they hated their brother so much that they would not speak to him in a friendly manner” (Genesis XXXVII: 3-4). Joseph increased their hatred by telling them of two dreams which he would be ruling over them. One day Jacob told Joseph to go after his brothers, who were pasturing the flocks in Shechem. He found them in Dothan, but when his brothers saw him they wanted to kill him. Ruben however didn’t want that to happen, he advised them to throw him into a pit. He wanted to rescue Joseph and take him back to Jacob Later. While they were eating near the pit, the saw a group of Ishmaelites and they decided to sell Joseph for 20 pieces of silver to the Ishmaelites, who took him to Egypt and sold him to Potiphar, Capitan of the palace guard. In Potiphar’s house “The LORD was with Joseph and made him successful.” (Genesis XXXIX: 2). Potiphar made him his personal servant and he put him in charge of everything he owned. “From then on, because of Joseph the LORD blessed the household of the Egyptian and everything that he had in his house and in his fields.” (Genesis XXXIX:

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