Death of Joseph at one hundred and ten years old, Genesis 50:22-26

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 Amorties with his sword and bow.

Background Reading:

The Death of Joseph

22 Joseph stayed in Egypt, along with all his father’s family. He
lived a hundred and ten years 23 and saw the
third generation of Ephraim’s children. Also the children of Makir son
of Manasseh were placed at birth on Joseph’s knees.

24 Then Joseph said to his brothers, “I am
about to die. But God will surely come to your aid and take you up out
of this land to the land he promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac and
Jacob.” 25 And Joseph made the sons of Israel
swear an oath and said, “God will surely come to your aid, and then you
must carry my bones up from this place.”

26 So Joseph died at the age of a hundred
and ten. And after they embalmed him, he was placed in a coffin in
Egypt.
Genesis 50:22-26


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