Joseph (son of Jacob)

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The character of '''Joseph''' in the [[book of Genesis]] was a son of [[Jacob]] and consequently the founder of one of the twelve [[tribes of Israel]]. Sold into slavery by his jealous half-brothers, he is notable for gaining favor with the [[pharaoh]] and for bringing Jacob's family into [[Egypt]], where their descendants were later enslaved.
 
The character of '''Joseph''' in the [[book of Genesis]] was a son of [[Jacob]] and consequently the founder of one of the twelve [[tribes of Israel]]. Sold into slavery by his jealous half-brothers, he is notable for gaining favor with the [[pharaoh]] and for bringing Jacob's family into [[Egypt]], where their descendants were later enslaved.
  
 
[[Category:Religious mythology]]
 
[[Category:Religious mythology]]
 
[[Category:Characters in the Bible]]
 
[[Category:Characters in the Bible]]

Revision as of 03:20, 10 February 2011

The character of Joseph in the book of Genesis was a son of Jacob and consequently the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. Sold into slavery by his jealous half-brothers, he is notable for gaining favor with the pharaoh and for bringing Jacob's family into Egypt, where their descendants were later enslaved.

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