was the son of Jacoband his favoured wife Rachel. Jacob therefore showed
favouritism toward Joseph, which made his brothers despise him. Out of jealously,
they sold him into slavery. Joseph was taken to Egypt, where he was purchased
by a royal official. Joseph was imprisoned on false charges but was released
after interpreting the dreams of Pharaoh
.Because the dreams had predicted seven years of famine ,pharaoh put Joseph
in charge of preparing for the famine .During the famine Joseph’s family unknowingly
came to him for help , and Joseph forgave his brothers and rescued his family.
Through Joseph ,God used evil to work out his good purposes, foreshadowing the
time when he would bring the supreme good of
eternal salvation out of the wicked actions of those who crucified
19But Joseph said to them, “Don’t be afraid. Am I in the place of God?20 You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.