Joseph VII

Genesis 44-45: Ta da!

The next morning, Joseph commanded that the brother’s sacks be filled with food, their money be returned, and that an expensive silver cup be stuffed into Benjamin’s sack. The brothers were sent home. Then, feeling particularly malevolent, Joseph commanded his servant to catch up with them and find out who had “stolen” his …Continue reading Joseph VII

Joseph VI

Genesis 43: A Feast

The famine in Canaan persisted, and when all the corn had been eaten up, Jacob again sent his sons to Egypt to buy some food. “Not unless you send Benjamin with us,” said Judah, one of Joseph’s brothers, “The corn guy said we couldn’t return there unless we’d brought our younger brother.”
“Well why’d …Continue reading Joseph VI

Joseph V

Genesis 42: Spies!

When Jacob heard that there was corn in Egypt while the rest of Canaan suffered a famine, he said to his sons, “What are you doing just standing around picking your noses? Get down to Egypt and buy us some corn!”, and so Joseph’s brothers (except Benjamin, lest mischief befall him) went to buy …Continue reading Joseph V

Joseph I

Genesis 37: You already know this story

Of all his sons, Israel (recall: Jacob) liked seventeen year-old Joseph the best. Israel made him a multicoloured coat so Joseph could flaunt his father’s favouritism, and needless to say, his brothers didn’t take kindly to this.

To make matters worse, Joseph was a little insensitive, so when he told his …Continue reading Joseph I