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Biblical Commentary by Clarke gives us some reasons of why Joseph might have chosen only 5. Two of them are: Joseph took five of the meanest-looking of his brothers fearing that Pharaoh would detain them for his service, whereby their religion and morals might be corrupted. Joseph took five of the best made and finest-looking of his brethren and ...


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The Sun and the Moon do definitely represent his father and mother: Genesis 37:10 NKJV So he told it to his father and his brothers; and his father rebuked him and said to him, "What is this dream that you have dreamed? Shall your mother and I and your brothers indeed come to bow down to the earth before you?" The bowing down does not refer to the ...


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There's no scripture where Jesus refers to Joseph as father--but that doesn't mean that he didn't, it just means it's not recorded. Other people certainly referred to Joseph as Jesus' father: John 6:42 ESV They said, “Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How does he now say, ‘I have come down from heaven’?” John ...


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This answer is complete speculation, as there is not much scriptural support. After reading through the gospel narratives of Jesus' childhood, I noticed a few points of interest: When instructing Joseph to flee Egypt and head to Israel, the angel does not refer to Joseph as the child's father: saying, “Rise, take the child and his mother and go to the ...


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From the Scripture, there is no direct information about the question. But after reading the answers and a little bit of dig into the Bible, I can say that it is probably "Father". And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing. And he ...


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Joseph foreshadows the life of Jesus a few ways, and I'm sure that the list I'm about to give you isn't exhaustive by any stretch of the imagination, but I'll try to give a brief parallel summaries of both stories, which may help to highlight the similarities between both situations. Joseph Joseph says things that seem to claim he has a certain elevated ...


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Robert P. Carroll says in 'Prophecy and society', published in The World of Ancient Israel: Sociological, Anthropological and Political Perspectives page 209, the Bible presents so many different, ambiguous and ambivalent stories and treatments of prophets that the modern reader has to admit that the ancient Israelite writers had no clear image of what a ...


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I am six months late answering this, but this same question, particularly, the "elaborate ruse", have been nagging me a long time; and this was the reason for me googling the topic, again, and this time stumbling to this site. For if I imagined myself in Joseph's shoes, it seems only natural and human to declare who you are to your brothers the moment you ...


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I think all of your points are at play, except possibly he was not seeking to punish them, but to sift their motives bringing them into desperate sates in order to fully recognize their past sins and God's mercy in sparing them. Imagine a more ordinary story and you can see how natural Joseph's actions are. Imagine your Father was a cop and his father cops. ...



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