Joseph had a coat of many colors, Hebrews 11:22 and Genesis 50:22-26

Joseph the man with the Coat of many colors, 1914BC- 1804BC, 11th son of Jacob. Joseph was sold by his brothers in 1897BC, Exalted in Egypt by the Pharaoh in 1884BC, Married Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest of On. They had two sons Manasseh and Ephraim.

Joseph was the one whose dreams from God came true. He was also able to interpret other people’s dreams.

Joseph was 30 years old when the Pharaoh of Egypt made him Second in Charge.

He died at one hundred and ten years old in Egypt. His bones were taken back to the land of his birth when Moses lead the people out of Egypt about 400 years later. Exodus 13:19.

Joseph looked after his brothers and their families even after his brothers tried to harm him when he was still a teenager. Joseph was a still a very powerful man in Egypt.

Jacob promised to Joseph he as a people would go back to the land and Jacob would give to Joseph one portion more than to his brothers. The portion being the ridge of land that he took from the Amorites with his sword and bow.

Background Reading:

11:22 By faith Joseph, when his end was near, spoke about the exodus of the Israelis and gave them instructions about burying his bones.
Hebrews 11:22

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The Death of Joseph

50:22 Joseph continued to live in Egypt, along with his father’s household, until he was 110 years old. 23 Joseph saw the third generation of Ephraim’s children, as well as the children who had been born to Manasseh’s son Machir, whom he adopted as his own. 24 Later, Joseph told his brothers, “I’m going to die soon, but God will certainly provide for you and bring you up from this land to the land that he promised with an oath to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.” 25 So Joseph made all of Israel’s other children make this promise: “Because God is certainly going to take care of you, you are to carry my bones up from here.”

26 Some time later, Joseph died at the age of 110 years, and he was embalmed and placed in a coffin in Egypt.
Genesis 50:22-26

More Information:

Joseph was the favorite son of Jacob by his favorite wife Rachel.

The youth whose dreams came true.

First of the Hebrew leaders very early on in the History of Israel.

He had a Christ like spirit.


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