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JOSEPH. (Yosef)(Souphis). [CHART A4].


Joseph was born in (1764 BC-S?),son of Jacob (Israel) and Rachel.

And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb. And she conceived, and bare a son; and said, God hath taken away my reproach: And she called his name Joseph;.... Genesis 30:22-24

The Lord tells Jacob to take his family and return to Canaan.

And the Lord said unto Jacob, Return unto the land of thy fathers, and to thy kindred; and I will be with thee. And Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to the field unto his flock, And said unto them, I see your father’s countenance, that it is not toward me as before; but the God of my father hath been with me. Genesis 31:3-5

Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his wives upon camels; And he carried away all his cattle, and all his goods which he had gotten, the cattle of his getting, which he had gotten in Padan-aram, for to go to Isaac his father in the land of Canaan. Genesis 31:17-18

Jacob settles his family at Succoth in Canaan.

And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built him an house, and made booths for his cattle: therefore the name of the place is called Succoth. And Jacob came to Shalem, a city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Padan-aram; and pitched his tent before the city. And he bought a parcel of a field, where he had spread his tent, at the hand of the children of Hamor, Shechem’s father, for an hundred pieces of money. Genesis 33:17-19

God tells Jacob to move his family to Beth-el.

And God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Beth-el, and dwell there: and make there an altar unto God, that appeared unto thee when thou fleddest from the face of Esau thy brother. Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among you, and be bclean, and change your garments: And let us arise, and go up to Beth-el; and I will make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my adistress, and was with me in the way which I went. And they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which were in their hand, and all their earrings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak which was by Shechem. And they journeyed: and the terror of God was upon the cities that were round about them, and they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob. So Jacob came to Luz, which is in the land of Canaan, that is, Beth-el, he and all the people that were with him. And he built there an altar, and called the place El-beth-el: because there God appeared unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother. Genesis 35:1-7

Jacob moves his family from Beth-el to the south. Joseph's mother Rachel dies on the way.

And they journeyed from Beth-el; and there was but a little way to come to Ephrath: and Rachel travailed, and she had hard labour. And it came to pass, when she was in hard labour, that the midwife said unto her, Fear not; thou shalt have this son also. And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she died) that she called his name Ben-oni: but his father called him Benjamin. And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath, which is Beth-lehem. And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave: that is the pillar of Rachel’s grave unto this day. And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent beyond the tower of Edar. Genesis 35:16-21

It appears that one motivation for Jacob moving his family to the south was that his father Isaac was getting old and approaching his death.

And Jacob came unto Isaac his father unto Mamre, unto the city of Arbah, which is Hebron, where Abraham and Isaac sojourned. And the days of Isaac were an hundred and fourscore years. And Isaac gave up the ghost, and died, and was gathered unto his people, being old and full of days: and his sons Esau and Jacob buried him. Genesis 35:27-29

Jacob and his family continued to live in Canaan.

And Jacob dwelt in the land wherein his father was a stranger, in the land of Canaan. Genesis 37:1

Jacob loves Joseph, and makes for him a coat of many colors. Of course, this favortism engenders jealousy in Joseph's brothers.

3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours. And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him. Genesis 37:3-4

Joseph works with his brothers, tending his father's flocks.

Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brethren; and the lad was with the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his father’s wives: and Joseph brought unto his father their evil report. Genesis 37:2

Is this evil report a report of their misbehavior, or a report of their ill treatment of Joseph out of their jealousy. We are not told which, but we hear of Joseph reporting to his brethern his dreams, which does not do anything to improve their relationship.

And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more. And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed: For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf. And his brethren said to him, Shalt thou indeed reign over us? or shalt thou indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him yet the more for his dreams, and for his words. Genesis 37:5-8

Joseph dreams again, and tells it to his father as well as his brethern.

And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me. And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth? Genesis 37:9-10

The reactions of his brethern are predictable, but the reaction of his father is curious. Nevertheless, Jacob takes note of the dream.

And his brethren envied him; but his father observed the saying. Genesis 37:11

There is another curious note in verse ten, when Jacob asks Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth? Since Jacob here speaks of thy mother, does this mean that this dream occurred earlier in time sequence than it is given in this story? In other words, did this dream occur before Jacob left Beth-el and journey toward the south, during which journey Rachel, Joseph's mother, died at Ephrath?

Jacob send Joseph to find his brethern who are with the flocks.

And Israel said unto Joseph, Do not thy brethren feed the flock in Shechem? come, and I will send thee unto them. And he said to him, Here am I. Gen. 37:13

Note that his brothers had gone out to feed their flocks in Schechem, where Jacob first stopped upon returning to Canaan. So Joseph goes to Schechem to find them, but they have moved on to Dothan. The Dothan Valley is about twenty-two kilometres north of Shechem.

And the man said, They are departed hence; for I heard them say, Let us go to Dothan. And Joseph went after his brethren, and found them in Dothan. Gen. 37:17

Gen. 37: 23 And it came to pass, when Joseph was come unto his brethren, that they stript Joseph out of his coat, his coat of many colours that was on him;

Gen. 37: 28 Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt.

Gen. 37: 29 And Reuben returned unto the pit; and, behold, Joseph was not in the pit; and he rent his clothes.

Gen. 37: 31 And they took Joseph’s coat, and killed a kid of the goats, and dipped the coat in the blood;

Gen. 37: 33 And he knew it, and said, It is my son’s coat; an evil beast hath devoured him; Joseph is without doubt rent in pieces.

And the patriarchs, moved with envy, sold Joseph into Egypt: but God was with him, Acts 7:9

How old was Joseph when he is sold into Egypt? From the scripture in Genesis 37:2, he is usually said to have been seventeen years old. (1747BC).

Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brethren; and the lad was with the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his father’s wives: and Joseph brought unto his father their evil report. Genesis 37:2

However, this scripture is from the first time that Joseph is mentioned being out with his brothers with the flocks. He was sold to the passing merchants when he went out the second time. The question is if this was in the same year, his seventeenth year. It could have just as well been a year or two later.


AND Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the hands of the Ishmeelites, which had brought him down thither. 2 And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian. Gen. 39:1-2

Gen. 39: 4 And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand.

Gen. 39: 5 And it came to pass from the time that he had made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that the LORD blessed the Egyptian’s house for Joseph’s sake; and the blessing of the LORD was upon all that he had in the house, and in the field.

Gen. 39: 6 And he left all that he had in Joseph’s hand; and he knew not ought he had, save the bread which he did eat. And Joseph was a goodly person, and well favoured.

Gen. 39: 7 And it came to pass after these things, that his master’s wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me.

Gen. 39: 10 And it came to pass, as she spake to Joseph day by day, that he hearkened not unto her, to lie by her, or to be with her.

Gen. 39: 11 And it came to pass about this time, that Joseph went into the house to do his business; and there was none of the men of the house there within.

Gen. 39: 20 And Joseph’s master took him, and put him into the prison, a place where the king’s prisoners were bound: and he was there in the prison.

Gen. 39: 21 But the LORD was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.

Gen. 39: 22 22 And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph’s hand all the prisoners that were in the prison; and whatsoever they did there, he was the doer of it.

3 And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where Joseph was bound. Gen. 40: 3

4 And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he served them: and they continued a season in ward.Gen. 40: 4

6 And Joseph came in unto them in the morning, and looked upon them, and, behold, they were sad. Gen. 40: 6

8 And they said unto him, We have dreamed a adream, and there is no interpreter of it. And Joseph said unto them, Do not interpretations belong to God? tell me them, I pray you. Gen. 40: 8

9 And the chief butler told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, In my dream, behold, a vine was before me; Gen. 40: 9

12 And Joseph said unto him, This is the interpretation of it: The three branches are three days: Gen. 40: 12

16 When the chief baker saw that the interpretation was good, he said unto Joseph, I also was in my dream, and, behold, I had three white baskets on my head: Gen. 40: 16

18 And Joseph answered and said, This is the interpretation thereof: The three baskets are three days: Gen. 40: 18

22 But he hanged the chief baker: as Joseph had interpreted to them. Gen. 40: 22

23 Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but forgat him. Gen. 40: 23

Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon: and he shaved himself, and changed his raiment, and came in unto Pharaoh. Gen. 41: 14

15 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I have dreamed a dream, and there is none that can interpret it: and I have heard say of thee, that thou canst understand a dream to interpret it. Gen. 41: 15

16 And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace. Gen. 41: 16

17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, In my dream, behold, I stood upon the bank of the river: Gen. 41: 17

And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one: God hath shewed Pharaoh what he is about to do. Gen. 41: 25

Gen. 41: 39 39 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath ashewed thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art:

Gen. 41: 41 41 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt.

Gen. 41: 42 42 And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it upon Joseph’s hand, and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, and put a gold chain about his neck;

Gen. 41: 44 44 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I am Pharaoh, and without thee shall no man lift up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.


45 And Pharaoh called Joseph’s name Zaphnath-paaneah; and he gave him to wife Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On. And Joseph went out over all the land of Egypt. Gen. 41: 45

46 And Joseph was thirty years old [1734BC] when he stood before Pharaoh king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh, and went throughout all the land of Egypt. Gen. 41: 46

As a result of the famine, Joseph developed a feudal system which allowed the former landowners to stay on their property. (S?).

After two years of distress [1732BC], the need for food brings Joseph’s brothers to Egypt to buy grain.

Jacob’s household settles in Goshen, located in the rich Nile Delta region.

Gen. 41: 49 49 And Joseph gathered corn as the sand of the sea, very much, until he left numbering; for it was without number.

50 And unto Joseph were born two sons before the years of famine came, which Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On bare unto him. Gen. 41: 50

51 And Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh: For God, said he, hath made me forget all my toil, and all my father’s house. Gen. 41: 51

Gen. 41: 54 54 And the seven years of adearth began to come, according as Joseph had said: and the dearth was in all lands; but in all the land of Egypt there was bread.

Gen. 41: 55 55 And when all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried to Pharaoh for bread: and Pharaoh said unto all the Egyptians, Go unto Joseph; what he saith to you, do.

Gen. 41: 56 56 And the famine was over all the face of the earth: And Joseph opened all the storehouses, and sold unto the Egyptians; and the famine waxed sore in the land of Egypt.

Gen. 41: 57 57 And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph for to buy corn; because that the famine was so sore in all lands.

Gen. 42: 3 3 And Joseph’s ten brethren went down to buy corn in Egypt.

Gen. 42: 4 4 But Benjamin, Joseph’s brother, Jacob sent not with his brethren; for he said, Lest peradventure mischief befall him.

Gen. 42: 6 6 And Joseph was the governor over the land, and he it was that sold to all the people of the land: and Joseph’s brethren came, and bowed down themselves before him with their faces to the earth.

Gen. 42: 7 7 And Joseph saw his brethren, and he knew them, but made himself strange unto them, and spake roughly unto them; and he said unto them, Whence come ye? And they said, From the land of Canaan to buy food.

Gen. 42: 8 8 And Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew not him.

Gen. 42: 9 9 And Joseph remembered the adreams which he dreamed of them, and said unto them, Ye are spies; to see the nakedness of the land ye are come.

Gen. 42: 14 14 And Joseph said unto them, That is it that I spake unto you, saying, Ye are spies:

Gen. 42: 18 18 And Joseph said unto them the third day, This do, and live; for I afear God:

Gen. 42: 23 23 And they knew not that Joseph understood them; for he spake unto them by an interpreter.

25 Then Joseph commanded to fill their sacks with corn, and to restore every man’s money into his sack, and to give them provision for the way: and thus did he unto them. Gen. 42: 25

Gen. 42: 36 36 And Jacob their father said unto them, Me have ye bereaved of my children: Joseph is not, and Simeon is not, and ye will take Benjamin away: all these things are against me.

Gen. 43: 15 15 And the men took that present, and they took double money in their hand, and Benjamin; and rose up, and went down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph.

Gen. 43: 16 16 And when Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the ruler of his house, Bring these men home, and slay, and make ready; for these men shall dine with me at noon.

Gen. 43: 17 17 And the man did as Joseph bade; and the man brought the men into Joseph’s house.

Gen. 43: 18 18 And the men were afraid, because they were brought into Joseph’s house; and they said, Because of the money that was returned in our sacks at the first time are we brought in; that he may seek occasion against us, and fall upon us, and take us for bondmen, and our asses.

Gen. 43: 19 19 And they came near to the steward of Joseph’s house, and they communed with him at the door of the house,

Gen. 43: 24 24 And the man brought the men into Joseph’s house, and gave them water, and they awashed their feet; and he gave their asses provender.

Gen. 43: 25 25 And they made ready the present against Joseph came at noon: for they heard that they should eat bread there.

Gen. 43: 26 26 And when Joseph came home, they brought him the present which was in their hand into the house, and bowed themselves to him to the earth.

Gen. 43: 30 30 And Joseph made haste; for his bowels did yearn upon his brother: and he sought where to weep; and he entered into his chamber, and wept there.

Gen. 44: 2 2 And put my cup, the silver cup, in the sack’s mouth of the youngest, and his corn money. And he did according to the word that Joseph had spoken.

Gen. 44: 4 4 And when they were gone out of the city, and not yet far off, Joseph said unto his steward, Up, follow after the men; and when thou dost overtake them, say unto them, Wherefore have ye rewarded evil for good?

Gen. 44: 14 14 ¶ And Judah and his brethren came to Joseph’s house; for he was yet there: and they afell• before him on the ground.

Gen. 44: 15 15 And Joseph said unto them, What deed is this that ye have done? wot ye not that such a man as I can certainly divine?

Gen. 45: 1 1 THEN Joseph could not refrain himself before all them that stood by him; and he cried, Cause every man to go out from me. And there stood no man with him, while Joseph made himself known unto his brethren.

Gen. 45: 3 3 And Joseph said unto his brethren, I am Joseph; doth my father yet live? And his brethren could not answer him; for they were troubled at his presence.

Gen. 45: 4 4 And Joseph said unto his brethren, Come near to me, I pray you. And they came near. And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt.

Gen. 45: 9 9 Haste ye, and go up to my father, and say unto him, Thus saith thy son Joseph, God hath made me lord of all Egypt: come down unto me, tarry not:

Gen. 45: 16 16 And the fame thereof was heard in Pharaoh’s house, saying, Joseph’s brethren are come: and it pleased Pharaoh well, and his servants.

Gen. 45: 17 17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Say unto thy brethren, This do ye; lade your beasts, and go, get you unto the land of Canaan;

Gen. 45: 21 21 And the children of Israel did so: and Joseph gave them wagons, according to the commandment of Pharaoh, and gave them provision for the way.

Gen. 45: 26 26 And told him, saying, Joseph is yet alive, and he is governor over all the land of Egypt. And Jacob’s heart fainted, for he believed them not.

Gen. 45: 27 27 And they told him all the words of Joseph, which he had said unto them: and when he saw the wagons which Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of Jacob their father revived:

Gen. 45: 28 28 And Israel said, It is enough; Joseph my son is yet alive: I will go and see him before I die.

Gen. 46: 4 4 I will go down with thee into Egypt; and I will also surely bring thee up again: and Joseph shall put his hand upon thine eyes.

Gen. 46: 19 19 The sons of Rachel Jacob’s wife; Joseph, and Benjamin.

20 And unto Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, which Asenath the daughter of Poti-pherah priest of On bare unto him. Gen. 46: 20

Gen. 46: 27 27 And the sons of Joseph, which were born him in Egypt, were two souls: all the souls of the house of Jacob, which came into Egypt, were threescore and ten.

Gen. 46: 28 28 And he sent Judah before him unto Joseph, to direct his face unto Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen.

Gen. 46: 29 29 And Joseph made ready his chariot, and went up to meet Israel his father, to Goshen, and presented himself unto him; and he fell on his neck, and wept on his neck a good while.

Gen. 46: 30 30 And Israel said unto Joseph, Now let me die, since I have seen thy face, because thou art yet alive.

Gen. 46: 31 31 And Joseph said unto his brethren, and unto his father’s house, I will go up, and shew Pharaoh, and say unto him, My brethren, and my father’s house, which were in the land of Canaan, are come unto me;

Gen. 47: 1 1 THEN Joseph came and told Pharaoh, and said, My father and my brethren, and their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have, are come out of the land of Canaan; and, behold, they are in the land of Goshen.

Gen. 47: 5 5 And Pharaoh spake unto Joseph, saying, Thy father and thy brethren are come unto thee:

Gen. 47: 7 7 And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh: and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.

Gen. 47: 11 11 And Joseph placed his father and his brethren, and gave them a possession in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh had commanded.

Gen. 47: 12 12 And Joseph nourished his father, and his brethren, and all his father’s household, with bread, according to their families.

Gen. 47: 14 14 And Joseph gathered up all the money that was found in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, for the corn which they bought: and Joseph brought the money into Pharaoh’s house.

Gen. 47: 15 15 And when money failed in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, all the Egyptians came unto Joseph, and said, Give us abread: for why should we die in thy presence? for the money faileth.

Gen. 47: 16 16 And Joseph said, Give your cattle; and I will give you for your cattle, if money fail.

Gen. 47: 17 17 And they brought their cattle unto Joseph: and Joseph gave them bread in exchange for horses, and for the flocks, and for the cattle of the herds, and for the asses: and he fed them with bread for all their cattle for that year.

Gen. 47: 20 20 And Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh; for the Egyptians sold every man his field, because the famine prevailed over them: so the land became Pharaoh’s.

Gen. 47: 23 23 Then Joseph said unto the people, Behold, I have bought you this day and your land for Pharaoh: lo, here is seed for you, and ye shall sow the land.

Gen. 47: 26 26 And Joseph made it a law over the land of Egypt unto this day, that Pharaoh should have the fifth part; except the land of the priests only, which became not Pharaoh’s.

Gen. 47: 29 29 And the time drew nigh that Israel must die: and he called his son Joseph, and said unto him, If now I have found grace in thy sight, put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me; bury me not, I pray thee, in Egypt:

Gen. 48: 1 1 AND it came to pass after these things, that one told Joseph, Behold, thy father is sick: and he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim.

Gen. 48: 2 2 And one told Jacob, and said, Behold, thy son Joseph cometh unto thee: and Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed.

Gen. 48: 3 3 And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Almighty appeared unto me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed me,

Gen. 48: 8 8 And Israel beheld Joseph’s sons, and said, Who are these?

Gen. 48: 9 9 And Joseph said unto his father, They are my sons, whom God hath given me in this place. And he said, Bring them, I pray thee, unto me, and I will bless them.

Gen. 48: 11 11 And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought to see thy face: and, lo, God hath shewed me also thy seed.

Gen. 48: 12 12 And Joseph brought them out from between his knees, and he bowed himself with his face to the earth.

Gen. 48: 13 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.

Gen. 48: 15 15 And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did bwalk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day.

Gen. 48: 17 17 And when Joseph saw that his father laid his right ahand upon the head of bEphraim, it displeased him: and he held up his father’s hand, to remove it from Ephraim’s head unto Manasseh’s head.

Gen. 48: 18 18 And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father: for this is the firstborn; put thy right hand upon his head.

Gen. 48: 21 21 And Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, I die: but God shall be with you, and bbring you again unto the land of your fathers.

Gen. 49: 22 22 Joseph is a fruitful bbough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches drun over the wall:

Gen. 49: 26 26 The blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills: they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren.

Gen. 50: 1 1 AND Joseph fell upon his father’s face, and wept upon him, and kissed him.

Gen. 50: 2 2 And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father: and the physicians embalmed Israel.

Gen. 50: 4 4 And when the days of his mourning were past, Joseph spake unto the house of Pharaoh, saying, If now I have found grace in your eyes, speak, I pray you, in the ears of Pharaoh, saying,

Gen. 50: 7 7 And Joseph went up to bury his father: and with him went up all the servants of Pharaoh, the elders of his house, and all the elders of the land of Egypt,

Gen. 50: 8 8 And all the house of Joseph, and his brethren, and his father’s house: only their little ones, and their flocks, and their herds, they left in the land of Goshen.

Gen. 50: 14 14 And Joseph returned into Egypt, he, and his brethren, and all that went up with him to bury his father, after he had buried his father.

Gen. 50: 15 15 And when Joseph’s brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, Joseph will peradventure hate us, and will certainly requite us all the evil which we did unto him.

Gen. 50: 16 16 And they sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, Thy father did command before he died, saying,

Gen. 50: 17 17 So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee now, the trespass of thy brethren, and their sin; for they did unto thee evil: and now, we pray thee, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of thy father. And Joseph wept when they spake unto him.

Gen. 50: 19 19 And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God?

Gen. 50: 22 22 And aJoseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his father’s house: and Joseph lived an hundred and ten years.

Gen. 50: 23 23 And Joseph saw Ephraim’s achildren of the third generation: the children also of Machir the son of Manasseh were brought up upon Joseph’s knees.

Gen. 50: 24 24 And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die: and God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.

25 And Joseph took an aoath of the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence. Gen. 50: 25

5 And all the souls that came out of the loins of Jacob were seventy souls: for Joseph was in Egypt already. Ex. 1: 5

6 And Joseph died, and all his brethren, and all that generation. Ex. 1: 6

Ex. 1: 8 8 Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph.

Ex. 13: 19 19 And Moses took the bones of Joseph with him: for he had straitly sworn the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you; and ye shall carry up my bones away hence with you.

Num. 1: 10 10 Of the children of Joseph: of Ephraim; Elishama the son of Ammihud: of Manasseh; Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur.

Num. 1: 32 32 Of the children of Joseph, namely, of the children of Ephraim, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war; Num. 13: 7 7 Of the tribe of Issachar, Igal the son of Joseph. Num. 13: 11 11 Of the tribe of Joseph, namely, of the tribe of Manasseh, Gaddi the son of Susi. Num. 26: 28 28 The sons of Joseph after their families were Manasseh and Ephraim. Num. 26: 37 37 These are the families of the sons of Ephraim according to those that were numbered of them, thirty and two thousand and five hundred. These are the sons of Joseph after their families. Num. 27: 1 1 THEN came the daughters of Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of Manasseh the son of Joseph: and these are the names of his daughters; Mahlah, Noah, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Tirzah. Num. 32: 33 33 And Moses gave unto them, even to the children of Gad, and to the children of Reuben, and unto half the tribe of Manasseh the son of Joseph, the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites, and the kingdom of Og king of Bashan, the land, with the cities thereof in the coasts, even the cities of the country round about. Num. 34: 23 23 The prince of the children of Joseph, for the tribe of the children of Manasseh, Hanniel the son of Ephod. Num. 36: 1 1 AND the chief fathers of the families of the children of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of the sons of Joseph, came near, and spake before Moses, and before the princes, the chief fathers of the children of Israel: Num. 36: 5 5 And Moses commanded the children of Israel according to the word of the LORD, saying, The tribe of the sons of Joseph hath said well. Num. 36: 12 12 And they were married into the families of the sons of Manasseh the son of Joseph, and their inheritance remained in the tribe of the family of their father. Deut. 27: 12 12 These shall stand upon mount Gerizim to bless the people, when ye are come over Jordan; Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Joseph, and Benjamin: Deut. 33: 13 13 And of aJoseph he said, Blessed of the LORD be his land, for the precious things of heaven, for the dew, and for the deep that coucheth beneath, 16 And for the precious things of the earth and fulness thereof, and for the good will of him that dwelt in the bush: let the blessing come upon the head of Joseph, and upon the top of the head of him that was separated from his brethren. Deut. 33: 16

4 For the children of Joseph were two tribes, Manasseh and Ephraim: therefore they gave no part unto the Levites in the land, save cities to dwell in, with their suburbs for their cattle and for their substance. Josh. 14: 4

Josh. 16: 1 1 AND the lot of the children of aJoseph fell from Jordan by Jericho, unto the water of Jericho on the east, to the wilderness that goeth up from Jericho throughout mount Beth-el, 4 So the children of Joseph, Manasseh and Ephraim, took their inheritance.Josh. 16: 4

1 THERE was also a lot for the tribe of Manasseh; for he was the firstborn of Joseph; to wit, for Machir the firstborn of Manasseh, the father of Gilead: because he was a man of war, therefore he had Gilead and Bashan.Josh. 17: 1

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. Josh. 17: 2

Josh. 17: 14 14 And the children of Joseph spake unto Joshua, saying, Why hast thou given me but one lot and one portion to inherit, seeing I am a great people, forasmuch as the LORD hath blessed me hitherto? 16 And the children of Joseph said, The hill is not enough for us: and all the Canaanites that dwell in the land of the valley have chariots of iron, both they who are of Beth-shean and her towns, and they who are of the valley of Jezreel. Josh. 17: 16

Josh. 17: 17 17 And Joshua spake unto the house of Joseph, even to Ephraim and to Manasseh, saying, Thou art a great people, and hast great power: thou shalt not have one lot only: 5 And they shall divide it into seven parts: Judah shall abide in their coast on the south, and the house of Joseph shall abide in their coasts on the north. Josh. 18: 5

11 And the lot of the tribe of the children of Benjamin came up according to their families: and the coast of their lot came forth between the children of Judah and the children of Joseph. Josh. 18: 11

32 And the bones of Joseph, which the children of Israel brought up out of Egypt, buried they in Shechem, in a parcel of ground which Jacob bought of the sons of Hamor the father of Shechem for an hundred pieces of silver: and it became the inheritance of the children of Joseph. Josh. 24: 32

Judg. 1: 22 22 And the house of Joseph, they also went up against Beth-el: and the LORD was with them. Judg. 1: 23 23 And the house of Joseph sent to descry Beth-el. (Now the name of the city before was Luz.) Judg. 1: 35 35 But the Amorites would dwell in mount Heres in Aijalon, and in Shaalbim: yet the hand of the house of Joseph prevailed, so that they became tributaries. 2 Sam. 19: 20 20 For thy servant doth know that I have sinned: therefore, behold, I am come the first this day of all the house of Joseph to go down to meet my lord the king. 1 Kgs. 11: 28 28 And the man Jeroboam was a mighty man of valour: and Solomon seeing the young man that he was industrious, he made him ruler over all the charge of the house of Joseph. 1 Chr. 2: 2 2 Dan, Joseph, and Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher. 1 NOW the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel, (for he was the firstborn; but, forasmuch as he defiled his father’s bed, his birthright was given unto the sons of Joseph the son of Israel: and the genealogy is not to be reckoned after the birthright. 1 Chr. 5: 1

2 For Judah prevailed above his brethren, and of him came the chief ruler; but the birthright was Joseph’s: 1 Chr. 5: 2

1 Chr. 7: 29 29 And by the borders of the children of Manasseh, Beth-shean and her towns, Taanach and her towns, Megiddo and her towns, Dor and her towns. In these dwelt the children of Joseph the son of Israel. 1 Chr. 25: 2 2 Of the sons of Asaph; Zaccur, and Joseph, and Nethaniah, and Asarelah, the sons of Asaph under the hands of Asaph, which prophesied according to the order of the king. 1 Chr. 25: 9 9 Now the first lot came forth for Asaph to Joseph: the second to Gedaliah, who with his brethren and sons were twelve: Ezra 10: 42 42 Shallum, Amariah, and Joseph. Neh. 12: 14 14 Of Melicu, Jonathan; of Shebaniah, Joseph; Ps. 77: 15 15 Thou hast with thine arm redeemed thy people, the sons of Jacob Joseph. Selah. Ps. 78: 67 67 Moreover he refused the tabernacle of Joseph, and chose not the tribe of Ephraim: Ps. 80: 1 1 GIVE ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; thou that dwellest between the cherubims, shine forth. Ps. 81: 5 5 This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony, when he went out through the land of Egypt: where I heard a language that I understood not. Ps. 105: 17 17 He sent a man before them, even Joseph, who was sold for a servant: 16 Moreover, thou son of man, take thee one stick, and write upon it, For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions: then take another stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel his companions: Ezek. 37: 16

Ezek. 37: 19 19 Say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the stick of aJoseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in mine hand. Ezek. 47: 13 13 ¶ Thus saith the Lord GOD; This shall be the border, whereby ye shall inherit the land according to the twelve atribes of Israel: bJoseph• shall have two portions. Ezek. 48: 32 32 And at the east side four thousand and five hundred: and three gates; and one gate of Joseph, one gate of Benjamin, one gate of Dan. Amos 5: 6 6 Seek the LORD, and ye shall live; lest he break out like fire in the house of Joseph, and devour it, and there be none to quench it in Beth-el. Amos 5: 15 15 Hate the evil, and alove the good, and establish judgment in the gate: it may be that the LORD God of hosts will be gracious unto the remnant of bJoseph•. Amos 6: 6 6 That drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the chief ointments: but they are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph. Obad. 1: 18 18 And the house of Jacob shall be a afire•, and the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of bEsau• for stubble, and they shall kindle in them, and devour them; and there shall not be any remaining of the house of Esau; for the LORD hath spoken it. Zech. 10: 6 6 And I will strengthen the house of Judah, and I will save the house of Joseph, and I will bring them again to place them; for I have mercy upon them: and they shall be as though I had not cast them off: for I am the LORD their God, and will ahear• them. Acts 7: 13 13 And at the second time aJoseph• was made known to his brethren; and Joseph’s kindred was made known unto bPharaoh•. Acts 7: 14 14 Then sent Joseph, and called his father Jacob to him, and all his kindred, threescore and fifteen souls. THE DEATH OF JOSEPH

By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff. Hebrew 11:21

By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.

Ruled as the Viceroy of Egypt for 80 years [1734-1654BC]. His talents as an administrator, architect, and military leader have a vital impact on the culture of Egypt. Through his leadership, the country becomes a rich and powerful world empire.

Behold, this is the law I gave unto my servant Nephi, and thy fathers, Joseph, and Jacob, and Isaac, and Abraham, and all mine ancient prophets and apostles. D&C 98:32

He died at the age of 110. [1654BC].

So Joseph died, being an hundred and ten years old: and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt. Gen. 50:26

Latter-day revelation reveals the larger mission of the family of Joseph in the last days (2 Ne. 3: 3-24; 3 Ne. 20: 25-27; JST, Gen. 50).

For he is a descendant of Joseph and a partaker of the blessings of the promise made unto his fathers. D&C 96:7

And then cometh the New Jerusalem; and blessed are they who dwell therein, for it is they whose garments are white through the blood of the Lamb; and they are they who are numbered among the remnant of the seed of Joseph, who were of the house of Israel. Ether 13:10

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. Rev. 7: 8

14 And it came to pass that my father, Lehi, also found upon the plates of brass a genealogy of his fathers; wherefore he knew that he was a descendant of Joseph; yea, even that Joseph who was the son of Jacob, who was sold into Egypt, and who was preserved by the hand of the Lord, that he might preserve his father, Jacob, and all his household from perishing with famine. 1 Ne. 5: 14

16 And thus my father, Lehi, did discover the genealogy of his fathers. And Laban also was a descendant of Joseph, wherefore he and his fathers had kept the records. 1 Ne. 5: 16

2 For it sufficeth me to say that we are descendants of Joseph.1 Ne. 6: 2

1 Ne. 18: 7 7 And now, my father had begat two sons in the wilderness; the elder was called aJacob• and the younger bJoseph•. 1 Ne. 18: 19 19 And Jacob and Joseph also, being young, having need of much nourishment, were grieved because of the afflictions of their mother; and also amy• wife with her tears and prayers, and also my children, did not soften the hearts of my brethren that they would loose me. 2 Ne. 3: 1 1 AND now I speak unto you, Joseph, my alast•-born. Thou wast born in the wilderness of mine afflictions; yea, in the days of my greatest sorrow did thy mother bear thee. 2 Ne. 3: 3 3 And now, Joseph, my last-born, whom I have brought out of the wilderness of mine afflictions, may the Lord bless thee forever, for thy aseed• shall not utterly be bdestroyed•. 2 Ne. 3: 4 4 For behold, thou art the fruit of my loins; and I am a descendant of aJoseph• who was carried bcaptive• into Egypt. And great were the ccovenants• of the Lord which he made unto Joseph. 2 Ne. 3: 5 5 Wherefore, Joseph truly asaw• our day. And he obtained a bpromise of the Lord, that out of the fruit of his loins the Lord God would raise up a crighteous• dbranch• unto the house of Israel; not the Messiah, but a branch which was to be broken off, nevertheless, to be remembered in the covenants of the Lord that the Messiah should be made emanifest• unto them in the latter days, in the spirit of power, unto the bringing of them out of fdarkness• unto light—yea, out of hidden darkness and out of captivity unto freedom. 2 Ne. 3: 6 6 For Joseph truly testified, saying: A aseer• shall the Lord my God raise up, who shall be a choice seer unto the fruit of my bloins•. 2 Ne. 3: 7 7 Yea, Joseph truly said: Thus saith the Lord unto me: A choice aseer will I braise up out of the fruit of thy loins; and he shall be esteemed highly among the fruit of thy loins. And unto him will I give commandment that he shall do a work for the fruit of thy loins, his brethren, which shall be of great worth unto them, even to the bringing of them to the cknowledge of the covenants which I have made with thy fathers. 2 Ne. 3: 14 14 And thus prophesied Joseph, saying: Behold, that seer will the Lord bless; and they that seek to destroy him shall be confounded; for this promise, which I have obtained of the Lord, of the fruit of my loins, shall be fulfilled. Behold, I am sure of the fulfilling of this promise; 2 Ne. 3: 16 16 Yea, thus prophesied Joseph: I am sure of this thing, even as I am sure of the promise of Moses; for the Lord hath said unto me, I will apreserve• thy seed forever. 2 Ne. 3: 22 22 And now, behold, my son Joseph, after this manner did my father of old aprophesy•. 2 Ne. 3: 25 25 And now, blessed art thou, Joseph. Behold, thou art little; wherefore hearken unto the words of thy brother, Nephi, and it shall be done unto thee even according to the words which I have spoken. Remember the words of thy dying father. Amen. 2 Ne. 4: 1 1 AND now, I, Nephi, speak concerning the prophecies of which my father hath spoken, concerning aJoseph•, who was carried into Egypt. 2 Ne. 4: 3 3 Wherefore, after my father had made an end of speaking concerning the prophecies of Joseph, he called the children of Laman, his sons, and his daughters, and said unto them: Behold, my sons, and my daughters, who are the sons and the daughters of my afirst-born, I would that ye should give ear unto my words. 2 Ne. 5: 6 6 Wherefore, it came to pass that I, Nephi, did take my family, and also aZoram• and his family, and Sam, mine elder brother and his family, and Jacob and Joseph, my younger brethren, and also my sisters, and all those who would go with me. And all those who would go with me were those who believed in the bwarnings and the revelations of God; wherefore, they did hearken unto my words. 2 Ne. 5: 26 26 And it came to pass that I, Nephi, did aconsecrate• Jacob and Joseph, that they should be bpriests and cteachers over the land of my people. 2 Ne. 25: 21 21 Wherefore, for this cause hath the Lord God promised unto me that these things which I awrite• shall be kept and preserved, and handed down unto my seed, from generation to generation, that the promise may be fulfilled unto Joseph, that his seed should never bperish• as long as the earth should stand. Jacob 1: 13 13 Now the people which were not aLamanites• were Nephites; nevertheless, they were called Nephites, Jacobites, Josephites, bZoramites•, Lamanites, Lemuelites, and Ishmaelites. Jacob 2: 25 25 Wherefore, thus saith the Lord, I have led this people forth out of the land of Jerusalem, by the power of mine arm, that I might raise up unto me a arighteous• branch from the fruit of the loins of Joseph. Alma 3: 6 6 And the skins of the Lamanites were dark, according to the mark which was set upon their fathers, which was a acurse• upon them because of their transgression and their rebellion against their brethren, who consisted of Nephi, Jacob, and Joseph, and Sam, who were just and holy men. Alma 10: 3 3 And Aminadi was a descendant of Nephi, who was the son of Lehi, who came out of the land of Jerusalem, who was a descendant of aManasseh•, who was the son of bJoseph who was csold• into Egypt by the hands of his brethren. Alma 46: 23 23 Moroni said unto them: Behold, we are a aremnant of the seed of Jacob; yea, we are a remnant of the seed of bJoseph, whose ccoat• was rent by his brethren into many pieces; yea, and now behold, let us remember to keep the commandments of God, or our garments shall be rent by our brethren, and we be cast into prison, or be sold, or be slain. Alma 46: 24 24 Yea, let us preserve our liberty as a aremnant• of Joseph; yea, let us remember the words of Jacob, before his death, for behold, he saw that a bpart• of the cremnant• of the coat of Joseph was dpreserved• and had not decayed. And he said—Even as this remnant of garment of my son hath been preserved, so shall a eremnant• of the seed of my son be preserved by the hand of God, and be taken unto himself, while the remainder of the seed of Joseph shall perish, even as the remnant of his garment. Alma 46: 27 27 And now who knoweth but what the remnant of the seed of Joseph, which shall perish as his garment, are those who have dissented from us? Yea, and even it shall be ourselves if we do not stand fast in the faith of Christ. 3 Ne. 5: 21 21 Surely he hath ablessed the house of bJacob•, and hath been cmerciful• unto the seed of Joseph. 3 Ne. 5: 23 23 Yea, and surely shall he again bring a aremnant• of the seed of Joseph to the bknowledge• of the Lord their God. 3 Ne. 10: 17 17 Behold, our father Jacob also testified concerning a aremnant• of the seed of Joseph. And behold, are not we a remnant of the seed of Joseph? And these things which testify of us, are they not written upon the plates of brass which our father Lehi brought out of Jerusalem? 3 Ne. 15: 12 12 Ye are my adisciples; and ye are a blight unto this people, who are a remnant of the house of cJoseph. 4 Ne. 1: 36 36 And it came to pass that in this year there arose a people who were called the aNephites•, and they were true believers in Christ; and among them there were those who were called by the Lamanites—Jacobites, and Josephites, and bZoramites•; 4 Ne. 1: 37 37 Therefore the true believers in Christ, and the true worshipers of Christ, (among whom were the athree• disciples of Jesus who should tarry) were called Nephites, and Jacobites, and Josephites, and Zoramites. Morm. 1: 8 8 And it came to pass in this year there began to be a war between the aNephites•, who consisted of the Nephites and the Jacobites and the Josephites and the Zoramites; and this war was between the Nephites, and the Lamanites and the Lemuelites and the Ishmaelites. Ether 13: 6 6 And that a aNew• Jerusalem should be built up upon this land, unto the remnant of the seed of bJoseph•, for which things there has been a ctype•. 8 Wherefore, the remnant of the house of Joseph shall be built upon this land; and it shall be a land of their inheritance; and they shall build up a holy bcity• unto the Lord, like unto the Jerusalem of old; and they shall no more be confounded, until the end come when the earth shall pass away. Ether 13: 8 7 For as Joseph brought his father down into the land of Egypt, even so he died there; wherefore, the Lord brought a remnant of the seed of Joseph out of the land of Jerusalem, that he might be merciful unto the seed of Joseph that they should perish not, even as he was merciful unto the father of Joseph that he should perish not. Ether 13: 7

In the Nineteenth century an inscription was discovered on a marble tablet in a ruined fortress on the seashore of Hadramaut in present-day Democratic Yemen which confirmed the reign of Jospeh and the seven years of plenty followed by seven years of famine (Genesis 41). It was written around the eighteenth century BC which was the time the Biblical account took place. The inscription was translated into Arabic by Professor Schultens and later translated into English by Rev. Charles Forster. A part of the inscription stated the following (S7):

We dwelt at ease in this castle a long tract of time;
nor had we a desire but for the region-lord of the vineyard.
Hundreds of camels returned to us each day at evening,
their eye pleasant to behold in their resting-places.
And twice the number of our camels were our sheep,
in comeliness like white does, and also the slow moving kine.

We dwelt in this castle seven years of good life
--how difficult for memory its description!
Then came years barren and burnt up:
when one evil year had passed away,
Then came another to succeed it.

And we became as though we had never seen a glimpse of good.
They died and neither foot nor hoof remained.
Thus fares it with him who renders not thanks to God:
His footsteps fail not to be blotted out from his dwelling.
. (S7).

Further evidence was found in Yemen in a rich woman’s tomb. It was discovered in 1850 after being exposed due to a flood. it was later shown to a Mr. Cruttenden by Ebn Hesham, an Arab from Yemen.

A flood of rain had laid bare a sepulchre in Yemen, in which lay a woman having on her neck seven collars of pearls, and on her hands and feet bracelets and armlets, and ankle-rings seven on each, and on every finger a ring on which was set a jewel of great price, and at her head a coffer filled with treasure, and a tablet with an inscription.

In the tomb was contained a woman’s corpse that was covered in jewels and a coffer filled with treasure. Also found was an engraved stone tablet confirming the seven years of famine in Egypt and Joseph’s supervision over the graineries of Egypt. The inscription said some of the following:

Below is from a stone tablet from a tomb (discovered in 1850) of a wealthy Yemenite woman who died during the Egyptian famine recorded in Genesis 41. This tablet confirms the biblical account of Joseph's careful management of Egyptian food reserves during the 7 years of famine in Egypt. (S7).

In they name O God, the God of Hamyar,
I Tajah, the daughter of Dzu Shefar, sent my steward to
Joseph, And he delaying to return to me, I sent my hand maid
With a measure of silver, to bring me back a measure of flour:
And not being able to procure it, I sent her with a measure of gold:
And not being able to procure it, I sent her with a measure of pearls:
And not being able to procure it, I commanded them to be ground:
And finding no profit in them, I am shut up here.
Whosoever may hear of it, let him commiserate me;
And should any woman adorn herself with an ornament
From my ornaments, may she die with no other than my death.

Daughter of Potipherah, Priest of On.

On is the same as Heliopolis, as the Greeks named it.

CHILDREN of Joseph:


research: (Hoeh).
Joseph’s public service began in 1734 BC, and lasted until 1668. The famine began in the spring of 1726 and lasted until spring of 1719. Jacob came to Egypt after the harvest had failed 2 years in Palestine. Seven harvests of abundance were 733 to 1737. In 1719 the famine ends. Zozer I (Djoser). (Tosorthros) 1737-1708. Joseph is Supins (Souphis, Saophis) in Dynasty III and Dynasty IV of Manetho. Joseph (as Souphis) reigned from 1684 to 1668 BC. Joseph served until age 96, and died at age 110 (Genesis 50:26). (S6).

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