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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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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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Before the birth Mary was the first to know that God would be the Father of her Son; Luke 1:34-35: ‘How will this be,’ Mary asked the angel, ‘since I am a virgin?’ The angel answered, ‘The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. And Joseph knew ...


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If Mary withheld this mystery from Joseph her spouse, it is more than reasonable to believe that those who knew of it [Joseph, Elizabeth, Mary's parents] left it to God to reveal it at his appointed time. To the General Public, no! as the following passages reveal: Mt 13:55 (RSVCE) 55 Is not this the carpenter’s son? Is not his mother called Mary? ...


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This will be a lengthy answer as I will give you all the pertinent Scriptures along with my understanding of each beginning with the following: All Scripture is quoted from the King James translation unless otherwise noted. Luke 1:26 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, Shortly after this ...


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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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