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Who was Joseph

Starting life of Joseph
Joseph was the 11th of Jacob's 12 sons and Rachel's firstborn and we can find the story of Joseph being mentioned in the book of Genesis. In summary Joseph was loved by his father more than he loved his other children. His brothers because of jealous sold him as slave and told their father that Joseph was killed by wolves. Joseph reaches Egypt and with the grace of God, he slowly start getting recognization and get to the palace and finally becomes the second most powerful person after  Pharaoh. In the end we see Joseph joining back with his parents and brothers.

Joseph was the son of Jacob and Rachel. He lived in the land of Canaan with 11 brothers and one sister. He was also Rachel's firstborn son. Jacob loved Joseph more than his other children. In the Bible we can also see Jacob gifting Joseph with a "long coat of many colors" which was very beautiful. This favoritism toward Joseph caused his brothers to hate him, and they started think how to avoid him from family. When Joseph was seventeen years old he had two dreams and the interpretation made his brothers more angry towards him. 

Who was Joseph?

There are two individuals in bible who have this name... "Joseph". One in the Old Testament and the next in the New Testament. Both these individuals are well know to those who had ever read or heard from the bible. In this post I will be highlighting more about the Joseph in the New Testament. This is not much preached about in the church sermon or public preachings. The first reference of this person in Bible can be found in Matthew 1:16.

"Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, Who is called the Christ. (the Messiah, the Anointed)"

How powerful is this text "Joseph... of whom was born Jesus".