Living in Waknuk makes it extremely easy to be controlled by your religion. Joseph was a very religious man towards his family
When Joseph was thirteen, he made a decision to fall in love in order to distract his mind from the abuse he was suffering at home. The text states “ “.(Shmidt). Everyday, Joseph would walk seven miles to see his loved one and when they eventually had a child, his dedication sky rocketed. This impacted his life greatly because when Madison died during labor, he became depressed, and he wasn't even able to see his daughter because he was underage. Joseph felt so low, that he even accepted drugs from another's student in his school, and this made him insane enough to strangle a teacher. He then was sent to prison, and eventually ended up in a foster home. This all wouldn’t have happened if Joseph was smart enough to stay out of a serious relationship at such a young age. This section of the book informs the reader that your decisions can greatly impact your life. Once again, Joseph’s decision to enter a serious relationship impacted his life, and in this case the impact was
Proceeded to beat David. This shows that Joseph will even harm his own family out of hatred for anything and everything that is deviational, and this is where Joseph’s evil is most apparent in the book.
Asadi also stated The Koran eliminated all claims of Joseph being a Hebrew which appeals on a universal level which was intended to bring all humans to the straight path with God. By not naming any of Joseph's brothers, The Koran focused solely on Joseph, and his faith. The Koran established Joseph as a prophet who exemplified the test of one's true faith. Yet, in "Genesis" Joseph played a crucial role in the heroic magnitude of Christianity, and structure of The Bible. Still Joseph's story in The Bible is nothing more than a tale of forgiveness, or reconciliation.
There are thousands of stories in the Bible, but one stands out in particular; the story of Joseph. The Hebrew meaning of the name Joseph is “may Jehovah add, give increase.”1 Through the life of Joseph we see God add meaning and purpose to his life, just as God adds meaning and purpose to all our lives. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”2 Joseph obediently followed God’s plans through trials and tribulations whereas many other figures in the Old Testament faltered in their faith. Joseph, son of Jacob, is the single most important human being in the Old Testament because of his impeccable faith to the one true God and his story of forgiveness that set the stage for God’s chosen people.
Joseph Simmons A monster of a man with a heart of gold. This is how I picture Joseph Simmons from April Morning by Howard Fast. This book is about the first battles of the Revolutionary War. It is seen through the eyes 15-year old Adam Cooper.
So when Joseph came to them, they took off his beautiful robe and they threw him in an empty well. Then they sold him to people that were going to Egypt. The brothers took the robe and dipped it in animal’s blood and brought it to their father. They told Jacob that an animal killed him. Jacob was really upset. Joseph was now in Egypt working as a slave. He was Potiphar’s helper and made him mandated of everything he owned. Then the Pharaoh sent him to jail. After some time in jail a cupbearer and a baker’s Pharaoh had a dream that he was going to get out of jail soon. Joseph told them to tell the Pharaoh about him but the cupbearer forgot. Two years later the Pharaoh had a dream, but nobody could understand it. Then the cupbearer remembered what Joseph did for him, and Joseph was brought to Pharaoh. Joseph explained him and the Pharaoh believed all that he told him, and put him in charge of all the land of Egypt. People came from all over to buy grain from Joseph, including Joseph's brothers. When his brothers came, Joseph was able to recognize them, but they did not. Joseph told them that he was their brother and even thought they were afraid Joseph was not mad at them because he knew that God had a better plan for him. After it his entire family moved to Egypt
Joseph also assumes that if you are not a true image of man then you are considered a deviation. He suspects that if you are a deviation then you are sent by the devil. Additionally, if you are a deviation then you don't deserve to live. Altogether, Joseph is seen to be a man who is viciously devoted to his religion.
The Joseph narrative can be found in the book of Genesis chapters 37-50. It is slightly interrupted “by the story of Judah and Tamar (Gen. 38) and by the so-called Blessing of Jacob (Gen. 49:1-28)” (Skinner, 438). The story of Joseph is seen as unique because it has different characteristics than its counterparts in Genesis. Other writings in Genesis seem to be short, brief incidents, about family and tribal affairs. The Joseph narrative, on the other hand, is lengthy in nature “comprising some 300 verses” (Barton & Muddiman, 60). In fact, Joseph is “second only to Moses in the attention given to him in the Torah” (Spring & Shapiro, 260). Some scholars consider the Joseph
Joseph represents faith as many of the characters do in the Bible. God blessed Joseph with the capacity to excel in every situation. God gave Joseph intelligence and an ability to interpret dreams. All of these blessings were given to Joseph in order for him to save his family from the seven years of famine. The story of Joseph shows how the will of God is done through people and events. The reason the story of Joseph is so significant is because these events lead up to the Hebrew people settling in Goshen. Goshen is where the Israelites reside centuries later where they are oppressed and become slaves of the state. Joseph sets the stage for Moses. Moses rescues the firstborn of God, the Israelites. Moses also provides mankind with the commandments giving people their first laws literally set in
No one understood what he was going through and he had no one to lean on. Because he has to deal with everything himself, he has many internal and external conflicts. He has to deal with the fact that his only friend and the love of his life is gone forever. Unfortunately, he does not fully share his thoughts or problems to the reader or people around him. With a positive tone, the author states that "it was inside him and outside him, and it was already starting to scream, and it was getting louder and his brain was getting louder and he threw water in his face but he couldn’t stop it” (Schmidt 82). This quote displays the fact that he is a very troubled boy who has a lot on his plate. Joseph has to overcome all of his problems by himself, and he feels like he is going to explode. Joseph is also becoming a dynamic character because he starts to get closer to his family. Once he does this, he beings to tell them his story, and what had happened to him. This is an incredibly important part in the story because it really shows the reader what Joseph is like on the inside. Similarly, it explains that he is capable of sharing his
Genesis 39 What character traits do you see emerge in Joseph in response to his
One of the inherent conflicts in the story of Joseph is the tension between Joseph and his brothers. The tension between them is caused by both Jacob and Joseph. First, Jacob shows favoritism toward Joseph, because he is the son of his favorite wife Rachel. Second, Joseph brings back bad reports when he is out pasturing with his brothers. However, what truly increased the hatred and jealousy was the Joseph’s dreams. The author notes that when Joseph recounts the dreams, “they hated him even more (Gen. 37:8).” Their jealousy for Joseph is strong enough that they are willing to murder him. However, they decide to instead sell him into slavery, and convince Jacob that he was killed.
In each of these biblical characters, the change of names gives them a new sense of self. Joseph is also given an Egyptian wife, Potiphera. This intercultural marriage affirms that Joseph’s descendents will now become Egyptian not only by title, but by blood, furthering his identity as an Egyptian. An additional argument that supports his full assimilation is the tremendous authority that is given to him—the whole country of Egypt. Because he becomes the second highest ruler in the land, the remaining pieces of his Jewish identity are swept away. Even the language that he learns becomes so infused in him that he uses a translator, although he does not need one: “They did not know that Joseph understood them, since he spoke with them through an interpreter” (Genesis 42.23). One of the most major traits that show how much Joseph has assimilated to the Egyptian culture is found in the last sentence of Genesis: “And Joseph died… he was embalmed and placed in a coffin in Egypt” (Genesis 50.24). Embalmment was not a Jewish custom and Joseph requests that he does not be buried in Egypt. He wants his bones to instead be carried from Egypt back to where his forefathers were buried in, the cave of Machpelah in Canaan, but his wish is not granted.