corner graphic

Bible Dictionaries

Chabad Knowledge Base

Joseph

Resource Toolbox
Additional Links

(a) (1562-1452 BCE) Son of Jacob and Rachel, eleventh of the Twelve Tribes. As the oldest son of his favored wife, Jacob loved him dearly and gave him preferential treatment, causing Joseph's brothers to envy him and sell him into slavery. He landed in Egypt, where, after enduring slavery and prison, he interpreted Pharaoh’s puzzling dreams and became viceroy of the land. During the famine that followed he brought his family down to Egypt, setting the stage for their slavery and ultimately their Exodus. Buried in Joseph’s Tomb in Shechem. (b) A common Jewish name.


Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.
Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. Used by Permission.

Bibliography Information
Entry for 'Joseph'. Chabad Knowledge Base. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ckb/j/joseph.html. 2012.

Search for…
Enter query in the box:
 or 
Choose a letter to browse:
A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N 
O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  Y  Z  1  7  9 

 
Prev Entry
Jose ben kisma, rabbi
Next Entry
Joshua
To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient contact form
Powered by Lightspeed Technology