14; Midr. She also bore Benjamin and was a faithful wife to Jacob. 2, 7). In the first dream, Joseph and his brothers gathered bundles of grain, of which those his brothers gathered, bowed to his own. (Genesis 37:12–35), Ultimately, Joseph was sold to Potiphar, the captain of Pharaoh's guard. He is the author of "Hope for Hurting Singles: A Christian Guide to Overcoming Life's Challenges. "Medical history: Biblical texts reveal compelling mysteries", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Rachel&oldid=990504925, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 24 November 2020, at 21:22. The story concludes by Joseph praying " my lord you have indeed bestowed upon me of the sovereignty and taught me something of the interpretation of dreams- the (only) creator of heavens and the earth! 3, 6). She put them in the "furniture" of the camel on which she sat, and when her father came to search for them she pleaded sickness (xxxi. Rachel (Hebrew: רָחֵל ‎, romanized: Rāḥêl, lit. As they approached Egyptian territory, Judah went ahead to ask Joseph where the caravan should unload. Not knowing that the idols were in his wife's possession, Jacob pronounced a curse on whoever had them: "With whoever you will find your gods, he will not live" (Genesis 31:32). [53][54][55] For Schenke, the tradition of Joseph's burial at Shechem is understood as a secondary, Israelitic historical interpretation woven around a more ancient Canaanite shrine in that area. 3). [9] Thereafter the guilty brothers painted goat's blood on Joseph's coat[10] and showed it to Jacob, who therefore believed Joseph dead. 84, xl. Note that this family tree is also available in Powerpoint (with embedded font), SVG, PDF (with embedded font) or in PNG format at other resolutions. Rachel was one of the four Jewish matriarchs, all of whom were prophetesses (Ber. [ More information | Purchase ]. Agadah to Gen. xxix. He comforted them and their ties were reconciled. His theory states that a first "Reuben version" of the story originated in the northern kingdom of Israel and was intended to justify the domination by the “house of Joseph” over the other tribes; this was followed by a later “Judah-expansion” (chapters 38 and 49) elevating Judah as the rightful successor to Jacob; and finally various embellishments were added so that the novella would function as the bridge between the Abraham-Isaac-Jacob material in Genesis and the following story of Moses and the Exodus.[34]. Some of the ages mentioned above are calculated from other details. [81] Similarly, the eldest son of Jacob had decided not to leave the land because of the oath taken to protect Benjamin beforehand. [33] There have been many attempts to trace the story's redaction history including work by Donald Redford. 2). 'ewe') was a Biblical figure, the favorite of Jacob's two wives, and the mother of Joseph and Benjamin, two of the twelve progenitors of the tribes of Israel.Rachel's father was Laban.Her older sister was Leah, Jacob's first wife; their mother was Adinah. [83] He thus charged his sons to go and inquire about Joseph and his brother and despair not of God's mercy. Jack Zavada is a writer who covers the Bible, theology, and other Christianity topics. Of all the sons, Joseph was preferred by his father, who gave him a "long coat of many colors". 34), and a whole chapter Yusuf (sura xii.) If you would like to have any of these, just click on the link or contact me. Of all the sons, Joseph was preferred by his father, who gave him a "long coat of many colors". When he regained control of himself, he returned and ordered a meal to be served. Near Ephrath, Rachel went into a difficult labor with her second son, Benjamin. In analyzing Genesis Chapter 37, there are five different Hebrew names used to describe five different groups of people involved in the transaction of selling Joseph, according to Rabbi Judah and Rav Huna. xxxv. Unbeknownst to them, Joseph had also returned their money to their money sacks. According to Legend of the Jews, the name of Potiphar's wife is Zuleikha and when she was enticing Joseph to give up to her sinful passion, God appeared unto him, holding the foundation of earth (Eben Shetiyah), that He would destroy the world If Joseph touched her. Indeed, Rachel had taken her father's idols, hidden them inside her camel's seat cushion, and sat upon them. The warden put Joseph in charge of the other prisoners,[13] and soon afterward Pharaoh's chief cup-bearer and chief baker, who had offended the Pharaoh, were thrown into the prison. Only a small part – just 11 years – of Joseph’s life was spent in the land of Canaan. These come in the forms of allusions written by the Báb and Bahá'u'lláh. You are using an out of date browser. Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and then Joseph: here are Joseph’s timeline and family tree. When they came to Egypt, they stood before the Vizier but did not recognize him as their brother Joseph, who was now in his late 30s; but Joseph did recognize them and did not speak at all to them in his native tongue of Hebrew. (Genesis Rabbah 84:22). [8], After Joseph's birth, Jacob decided to return to the land of Canaan with his family. ​ You'll get a new micro-tale, or an informative article every week, as well as occasional special offers from Bible Tales Online. ; Gen. R. lxxiv. [86], This article is about the Joseph of the Book of Genesis. If you would like to have any of these, just click on the link or contact me. Systems of Transliteration Citation of Proper Names. 24), show that she was a prophetess. Father - LabanHusband - JacobSister - LeahChildren - Joseph, Benjamin, Genesis 29:18Jacob was in love with Rachel and said, "I’ll work for you seven years in return for your younger daughter Rachel." Rachel's Strengths . | That is, the interpretation of the dream is that the sun and the moon are Joseph’s father and mother, and eleven stars his eleven brothers. Whereas "Rachel was lovely in form and beautiful", "Leah had tender eyes". Cause me to die as a Muslim and join me with the righteous " (Qur'an 12:101). They commemorate him on the Sunday of the Holy Forefathers (two Sundays before Christmas) and on Holy and Great Monday (Monday of Holy Week). And as it was budding, its blossoms came out and they produced grapes. The marriage of Rachel in the Bible was one of the most captivating episodes recorded in the book of Genesis, a story of love triumphing over lies. - Josephus. Here, Potiphar's wife (called Zuleika in later tradition) tried to seduce Joseph, which he refused. Joseph, in the Old Testament, son of the patriarch Jacob and his wife Rachel. "[76] The story has a lot in common with the biblical narrative, but with certain differences. l.c.) I respectfully disagree on that point, Stuart. For other uses, see, Last edited on 24 November 2020, at 21:22, Frymer-Kensky, Tikva.