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Joseph's Dreams
Choose from these words to fill the blanks below:
Isreal, later, immaturity, garment, famine, power, God, sheaves, servants, disliked, weakness, reign, jealous, rescinds, angry, Esau, authoritative, cycle, groundwork, choseness, privileged, Nineveh, Genesis, paterfamilias, providentially, father, pass, stars
issue of choseness
Jacob was renamed             
Jacob is the chosen son over his brother         
poses problems for both men
important for the Bible's understanding of what                    is all about
Joseph is the chosen son of his             
creates problems and challenges in the family
Joseph knows he is the                      son and exploits this privilege to his own benefit
he informs his father of wrongdoing of others
makes him                 
not just a problem of Joseph's                     , but a problem with the father, Jacob
as the                           , Jacob should be able to diffuse these tensions as they arrive
but he actually provides the                      for these tensions to rise in temperature
vests Joseph with a               
so brothers are aware at all times of Joseph's special status
Joseph's dreams
Genesis 37:5-8
Joseph had a dream, and when they told it to them, they hated him more
we were binding               
my sheaf arose and stood upright
and your sheaves gathered round and bowed down to it
are you indeed to            over us?
so they hated him yet more
dreamed another dream
the sun, the moon, and eleven            were bowing down to me
his father rebuked him
brothers were                of him
but his father kept the saying in mind
there are six dreams in three sets of two
the first two
the above mentioned dreams
introduce the           
the second two
the cup bearer
the baker
the last two
the dreams the pharaoh will have about plenty and of famine
only in the last four dreams that Jacob gives an authoritative interpretation of what the dreams mean
says comes to him by God
Joseph says that the significance that one individual had the same dream twice indicates that this dream is going to come to         
in the Bible, with prophecies, there is also room for movement and change
the Prophet Jonah prophesied that in 40 days the city of                would be destroyed
but after the Ninevites repent, God                  this decree
it is also significant that Joseph had his dream twice
he knows that his dreams will be fulfilled
first two dreams, there is no                            interpretation
the brothers give an interpretation, which seems logical
are you indeed to reign over us?
dreams are about            that Joseph will enjoy and exploit and which the brothers will lack and suffer from
dreams are enacted           
several times show how the brothers will bow down in front of Joseph
the brothers' first arrival in Egypt after the beginning of famine
they bow down to an Egyptian official
he is actually Joseph
Genesis 50:18
brothers know now who Joseph is
"His brothers also came and fell down before him, and said, Behold, we are your                 ."
why are the brothers            about the dreams
could be seen as a                  or failure on their parts
Joseph's story we learn by the end of the story, is order by       
Joseph we know must get to Egypt to assist the Pharaoh in devising a strategy to be saved from the family, and to save Joseph's family from the same             
yet this is not the way to understand the story
even though these dreams are given                             


umbrage, n. feeling of anger or annoyance caused by something offensive  "Joseph's brothers took great umbrage at the fact that Joseph used his privileged status with his father to inform his father of wrong things they had done and to get them in trouble."
vest, v. to clothe or robe, as in ecclesiastical vestments  "Jacob vests Joseph with a special garment, which means that as long as the brothers are awake and conscious, they are visibly aware of Joseph's privileged status."
sheaf, n. bundle of cut stalks of grain or similar plants bound with straw or twine  "Hear this dream which I have dreamed: behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and lo, my sheaf arose and stood upright, and behold, your sheaves gathered round it, and bowed down to my sheaf."
providentially, adv. happening through divine intervention  "Even though these dreams are given providentially, Joseph's behavior is no more innocent than that of his brothers."

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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