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
In the epic Genesis, Joseph is a character who endures countless hardships only to discover that his suffering was all part of God’s plan. This realization, along with many other crucial plot developments, is made possible by the actions of Judah. Judah begins the story in a place of envy and selfishness, but later he shows great moral development by committing the ultimate sacrifice in the name of his father.
Contrarily to many children, Betty Anne Watters and her brother Kenneth Waters did not have an insouciant and happy childhood. They had a negligent mother and went from one foster house to another. They learned to lean on each other and developed a strong connection. Kenny grew up to be a troublemaker well known by the police. In 1982, he is arrested and convicted of murder. Kenny troubled past and his violence when he is drunk aggravated his case in front of the judges. Everybody knew him for being aggressive and impulsive. Despite the witnesses’ testimony and a blood proof, Kenny swore his innocence. Kenny’s conviction started Betty Anne’s fight to save him. Her strong belief in her older brother innocence pushed this work class mother
Hoping to break the silence, I asked him, “Hey, what do you think of my haircut? It’s a new style!” It was in that moment I remembered why I had kept quiet about conversing with Joseph, he replied coldly stating that it looks and terrible and that “…he is losing confidence in people’s taste of fashion.” Joseph was always like that; when you ask his opinion on anything he would give an overly negative answer and find faults in anything people likes. I had always questioned that part of his personality, in fact, I honestly hate it. Joseph was never the most sociable person in school due to his lacking aura of a talkative and cheerful person. I believed that he acted this way because he has a small social circle, and therefore does not know how to convey his
The people whose lives we read about in the Bible are not the invention of some writer’s fertile mind. They were flesh, blood, and bone human beings. Feelings, emotions, trials, and temptations, were as real in Joseph’s time as they are today. It is a fact we must never lose track of. The Odyssey, Ivanhoe, and The Chronicles of Gilgamesh, are literary works containing historical figures, but we do not take them as literal truth. The word of God is absolute truth containing literal events as they pertained to the Revelation of God’s will for the people in the Bible.
In Chapter Two he was addressed with the question if God was so good, so kind, and gracious, the why would he allow so
This story was influenced by my worldview, which is if you do not have a solid foundation then you can not grow. This is exactly what we see illustrated in this story a person who did not have a solid foundation in God. We saw how he started to grow and then got sucked into all this sin and started to crumble because he did not have a solid foundation in God. I believe that if you want to grow in life you need to have a strong foundation in God and on top of that a solid foundation in family and friends. There are many things that have influenced this worldview and one of them would be the book we read in eighth The Cross And The Switchblade. This work of literature impacted my worldview by showing me that a solid foundation looks like. In this
In the land of Judah, along the barren hills of Sakoh, arose a great multitude of heavily equipped and well trained philistines, ready to attack the terrified Israelite Army that stood waiting. Frequently, throughout the day, a malevolent man the size of a monster, with arms made of steel and a heart of stone, would arrogantly stand among the masses and boastfully declare his dominating power. Day and night the creature, by the name of Goliath, would mockingly torment the Israelites and challenge them to step forward and face him. His voice shook the ground like an earthquake as he spoke in a low, masculine tone,
As an important fiqure, Joseph was sold into slavery by his brothers due to jealousy. However, God showed Joseph that he would never abdonded him by resucing him. Instead of slavery Joseph found himself in a postion of power due to his great wisdom. During an unfortunate turn of events famine engulfed all of Egypt and Canaan causing Joseph to send men to Egypt. Eventually Joseph meets with his brothers again and invites them to live with him. During this story Stephens points out the jealousy of Josephs brothers which was being committed by the counsel of Sanhedrin.
An oft swept under the carpet Biblical story is that of the rape of Dinah and her brothers’ subsequent murder of an entire city. Reminiscent of The Rolling Stone’s “Gimme Shelter,” Chapter 34 of Genesis exemplifies sin in the Bible to the point where the story can be looked at many ways and the blame can be placed on many different people. There is the rapist himself, Shechem, there are the murderous sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, who slaughter a defenseless city, and there is the weakness of Jacob himself, willing to bargain his daughter away after her defilement. At the height of all the the sin though, is the absence of God in this story, who does not condemn nor punish either the actions of Shechem or of Simeon and Levi. That is not to say God is absent from the story though, in
Many children misunderstood Joseph as he is an aggressive boy because who he is, tall and large for his age, moves around really fast, makes a mess, plays rough. However, he just cannot help himself to slowdown: he needed to understand the others' perception of what he does.