Genesis 49

Genesis 49 Jacob, on his deathbed, gathered his 12 sons together to “bless” them.  I use quotes here, because some of the blessings didn’t seem like something you would want put upon you. Now, remember, these are the sons who wanted to kill one of their brothers and lie to their father about it, so maybe …

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Genesis 48

Genesis 48 As Jacob is dying he wants to bless Joseph’s sons, Ephraim and Manasseh. Even though Manasseh is the oldest, he blesses Ephraim higher, saying both will become a people, but that Ephraim will be greater. Joseph isn’t happy about it, but Jacob insists it.  Jacob wants them to be counted among his people, while …

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Genesis 47

Genesis 47 Joseph gets his father and brothers settled into Goshen with the Pharaoh’s permission, who even asks that they tend to his own livestock. Joseph provides for them and settles them in the best land. The famine continues. Joseph sells the food he had Egypt save to keep people alive. When they have no more …

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Genesis 46

Genesis 46 Israel (aka Jacob) is told by God that he shouldn’t be afraid to go to Egypt. So he packs up his family and belongings and sets off. Here we are given another accounting of Jacob’s family to let us know who is going with him to Goshen. Joseph tells them that he will talk …

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Genesis 45

Genesis 45 Joseph’s big reveal. After hearing Judah’s sob story about his father, Joseph can’t contain himself any longer and tells them who he is.  He tells them his slavery was all part of Gods plan to save the people of Egypt from the famine. He tells his brothers to go get their father and they …

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