Joseph was the favorite son by the favored wife (Rachel) of the Hebrew patriarch Jacob (Israel). This status, coupled with his seemingly bottomless arrogance, led his brothers into considering murder before selling him into slavery. He later became a rescuer of Egypt and the savior of his family during a severe seven-year famine. The Biblical account is found in Genesis, spread throughout chapters 30, 37, and 39-50.
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Catholic Encyclopedia: Joseph
Catholic perspective on the Biblical patriarch's life and importance.
Coat Of Many Colors
Biblical biography of Joseph son of Jacob.
Concerning The Signal Chastity Of Joseph
Chapter on the episode with Potiphar's wife by the first-century Jewish historian Josephus.
Jewish Encyclopedia: Joseph
Overview of the Biblical leader from the traditional Jewish perspective, including apocrypha and Talmudic commentary.
Jewish Virtual Library: Joseph
Overview of the Biblical leader's life and prophecies.
Profile of the son of Jacob from a joint Lutheran and Catholic bible study project.
Nineteenth-century Christian viewpoint on the son of Jacob.
Prophet Joseph (Yusuf)
The traditional Muslim version of the Biblical hero's abandonment by his brothers and temptation by Potiphar's wife.
Jewish commentary on the reconciliation between Joseph and his brothers as the healing of the broken family of Genesis.
Yosef, Proud of His Origins
Jewish tradition about the patriarch's burial.
Vandals Desecrate Joseph's Tomb
News article about the Palestinian destruction of the sacred Jewish site of the patriarch's grave. (February 25, 2003)
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