Old Testament 16

Posted: October 13, 2016 in Old Testament
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Welcome.  Continuing from last week, Joseph opened the storehouses and sold grain to the Egyptians and all the
other countries.  The famine was severe in the world.

When Jacob (Israel), Joseph’s father heard there was grain in Egypt, he sent his 10 sons to Egypt to buy grain.

When they went to buy grain, they were immediately recognized by Joseph.  They did not recognize him.

Joseph put one brother in prison and sent the others back with grain to feed the hungry.  Joseph told them to
bring back the youngest brother Benjamin.  “Then I will give your brother back to you.”

The ten brothers did what Joseph asked and returned with the youngest brother Bengamin.

Genesis 43:30  Deeply moved at the sight of his brother, Joseph hurried out and looked for a place to weep.

Eventually, Joseph made himself known to his brothers..

Genesis 45:14  Then he threw his arms around his brother Benjamin and wept, and Benjamin embraced him, weep-
ing.  And he kissed all his brothers and wept over them.

Joseph forgave his brothers and still loved them, even though they sold him to Egypt years earlier.

Genesis 47:11  So Joseph settled his father (Israel) and his brothers in Egypt and gave them property in the best
part of the land, the district of Rameses, as Pharaoh directed.

The 10 brothers, Joseph, and Benjamin (total of 12) and their descendants grew and flourished in Egypt.  They
became known as the Twelve Tribes of Israel.

Many of you may know what happens next.  It’s a famous story that was made into very famous movie.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.



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