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Joseph the dreamer

Joseph is given an ornamental coat by 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
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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
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He brings a bad report about them to his father Jacob. – Slide 3
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The sons learn that Joseph has told tales on them to their father Jacob. – Slide 4
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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
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v4. Joseph’s older brothers are jealous. Such is their hatred they only speak unkind words to him. – Slide 6
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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
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v5. One night as Joseph is asleep he has a very strange dream. – Slide 8
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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
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The next day Joseph tells the dream to his brothers. – Slide 10
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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
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Joseph has another dream. – Slide 12
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v9. He dreams of the sun, the moon and eleven stars bowing down to him. – Slide 13
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He tells his eleven brothers how the sun, moon, and eleven stars bowed down to him in the dream. – Slide 14
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The brothers interpret the eleven stars as a picture of them bowing down to Joseph and their hatred deepens. – Slide 15
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v10. Joseph goes and tells his father Jacob about his dream. – Slide 16
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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
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v11. Jacob thought often about the dream and pondered what it all meant. – Slide 18
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