Clothing In Joseph's Search For Meaning

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In the next stage of the Joseph’s narrative, the reader learns that Christ and Joseph’s lives are full of suffering. The suffering of Joseph begins when his brothers ‘stripped Joseph out of his coat, his coat of many colours that was on him’ acting out in rejection of Jacob’s love for his youngest son (Genesis 37:23). Jesus faces this same embarrassment when the guards ‘stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe’ and ‘they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand’ thereby crowning him King of the Jews (Matthew 27:27-29). Later, as Christ carries his cross up Mount Cavalry, the guards take the robe and rip it into pieces. Clothing represents a person and outsiders violate them through destruction
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