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Joseph the dreamer

Joseph gets a coat from Jacob and shares his dreams.
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Jacob and his 12 sons. By Leah: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar and Zebulun. By Rachel (who died in childbirth): Joseph and Benjamin. By Rachel’s servant Bilhah: Dan and Naphtali. By Leah’s servant Zilpah: Gad and Asher. – Slide 1
v2. Joseph (age 17) is looking after his father’s flocks with Gad and Asher, sons of Zilpah, and Dan and Naphtali, the sons of Bilhah. – Slide 2
He brings a bad report about them to his father Jacob. – Slide 3
The sons learn that Joseph has told tales on them to their father Jacob. – Slide 4
v3. Jacob loved Rachel more than the other mothers of his sons. And he loved Rachel’s oldest son, Joseph, more than his other sons. He honours him with the gift of a very expensive ornate robe. – Slide 5
v4. Joseph’s older brothers are jealous. Such is their hatred they only speak unkind words to him. – Slide 6
Jacob was a rich man with large herds of sheep and cattle. The brothers feared their father would make Joseph his heir and he would rule over them. – Slide 7
v5. One night as Joseph is asleep he has a very strange dream. – Slide 8
He dreams that he and his brothers are binding sheaves of grain. Suddenly his sheaf stands bolt upright and his brothers’ sheaves gather round and bow down before his. – Slide 9
The next day Joseph tells the dream to his brothers. – Slide 10
Joseph explains how their sheaves bowed down to his. They are enraged. ‘Do you intend to reign over us? Will you actually rule us?’ They hate him even more. – Slide 11
Joseph has another dream. – Slide 12
v9. He dreams of the sun, the moon and eleven stars bowing down to him. – Slide 13
He tells his eleven brothers how the sun, moon, and eleven stars bowed down to him in the dream. – Slide 14
The brothers interpret the eleven stars as a picture of them bowing down to Joseph and their hatred deepens. – Slide 15
v10. Joseph goes and tells his father Jacob about his dream. – Slide 16
Jabob rebukes him. ‘What is this dream you had? Will your mother and I and your brothers actually come and bow down to the ground before you?’ – Slide 17
v11. Jacob thought often about the dream and pondered what it all meant. – Slide 18
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