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Change in the Non-Elect
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ruse, change, mercy, evil, good, divinely, fulfilling, heartbroken, Canaan, status, elect, theological, sin, chosen, Joseph, homage, ensure, worry, happen, challenge, prostration, Pharaoh, dreams
the end of the              story
Genesis chapter 50
Joseph having undergone tremendous              is now a new person
Jacob has died
had asked his sons to bury him in the land of             
sons seek               's approval to take the body to Canaan
Pharaoh grants permission
but sends men along with him to              the return of Jacob's sons after the burial
                       challenge of the doctrine of election
a problem for the            themselves
the one              is tempted to interpret his status as a mandate for domination
e.g. Joseph's report of his             
it's not just the fact that the chosen individual has a                    before him
the non-elect have a challenge as well
unlikely to view their              with grace or quiet acceptance
they must play their subordinate role with grace and due regard for the common         
but the brothers begin to            when news of the death of their father arrives
"When Joseph's brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, 'It may be that Joseph will hate us and pay us back for all the          which we did to him.'" - Genesis 50:15
the brothers concoct a          and make up a white lie
"So they sent a message to Joseph saying, 'Your father gave this command before he died: Say to Joseph, Forgive, I pray you, the transgression of your brothers and their       , because they did evil to you.' And now, we pray you, forgive the transgression of the servants of the God of your father.'" - Genesis 50: 16-17
Joseph is                        by the worries of his brothers and breaks into tears when hearing of the ruse they have concocted
brothers are not content to simply forward this message
they throw themselves in person at his           
"His brothers also came and fell down before him, and said, Behold, we are your servants. But Joseph said to them, Fear not, for am I in the place of God? As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today. So do not fear, I will provide for you and your little ones. Thus he reassured them and comforted them." - Genesis 50:18-21
the                        of the brothers in front of Joseph
he prophesied with his dreams that this would             
they declared themselves willing to be slaves
these events were a                      of Joseph's dreams
and since the dreams were inspired by God, we might expect Joseph to accept this              of his brothers
it seems to be                  ordered
Eponymous Ancestors in the Bible
The Story of Jacob and his Sons
The Biblical Motif of First Born Son
The Shepherd Motif
Joseph's Dreams
The Problematic of Chosenness: Samuel and Joseph
Joseph in the Pit: Descent and Ascent
The Three Descents and Ascents of Joseph
Change in the Non-Elect
Joseph's Prison Dreams
The Symbolic of Joseph's Dreams as Service Not Power
Judah Pleads to Joseph for Benjamin
Judah as Most Important Son of Jacob
The Concept of Salvator Mundi
Transition from Israel to Jesus
Elijah and the Restoration of Israel
Preparing for the Restoration
Historical Jesus and the Importance of Criteria
The Historical Jesus and the Criteria of Coherence
Jesus: Who Do You Say I Am?
Chosenness and Responsibility to Love and Service
Discipleship as Service to Others
The Travel Narrative: Humanity's Blindness
Who was Responsible for the Death of Jesus
Rembrandt's Depictions of the Trial of Jesus