Joseph In Egypt Genesis Ch 37-50

This is the biblical account of Joseph which begins in chapter 37 and goes to the end of Genesis (ch 50). It occupies over a quarter of Genesis. It is one of those stories even an atheist needs to know as literary allusions to it are so plentiful.
Even 3000 years later politicians still haven’t figured out that putting something away in times of plenty against times of scarcity is a good idea.
This is a family drama in which children in Jacob’s plural marriage have a pecking order. It’s a very human story in which the characters have obvious flaws.
You will note that Jacob and Israel are used interchangeably. That is because Jacob was given the name Israel after wrestling all night with an angel. The name is taken to mean “he who wrestles with God”.

Please note Ch38 inserts the story of Judah and Tamar. The Joseph narrative continues in Ch39.

Genesis Ch37

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