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.
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The character of '''Joseph''' in the [[book of Genesis]] was a son of [[Jacob]] and subsequently the founder of one of the twelve [[tribes of Israel]], which later divides into the tribes [[Manasseh]] and [[Ephraim]].
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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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Revision as of 09:09, 29 October 2011

The character of Joseph in the book of Genesis was a son of Jacob and subsequently the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel, which later divides into the tribes Manasseh and Ephraim. 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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