Joseph biography

Joseph

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Who is Joseph?

Joseph is an important person in the Hebrew Bible where he connects the story of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in Canaan to the subsequent story of the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt.

The Book of Genesis tells that Joseph was the 11th of Jacob's 12 sons and Rachel's firstborn, and tells how Joseph came to be sold into slavery by his jealous brothers, and rose to become the second most powerful man in Egypt next to Pharaoh. When famine struck Canaan, Jacob and Joseph's brothers came to the Land of Goshen in Egypt.

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  • Yusuf
  • Yosef
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  • Potiphar

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on July 23, 2013

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