Genesis 48: Jacob Blesses Ephraim and Manasseh

Hebrew-English Text I. Summary Joseph brings his sons Ephraim and Manasseh to Jacob for a blessing. Jacob considers the boys his own and blesses them with his name and many offspring in the land. Despite Joseph’s protest, Jacob places his right hand on Ephraim, the younger of the two boys. Jacob grants Shechem to Joseph….

Genesis 44: Benjamin is Framed by Joseph

Hebrew-English Text I. Summary Joseph hides a silver vessel in Benjamin’s sack as he sends his brothers home with grain. Benjamin is sentenced to slavery when the vessel is found in his sack. Judah pleads with Joseph to enslave him instead of Benjamin, lest Jacob die of hardship. II. Photo Judah pleads with Joseph: “When…

Genesis 42: Joseph Terrifies His Brothers in Egypt

Hebrew-English Text I. Summary Ten of Jacob’s sons travel to Egypt for grain while Benjamin stays behind. Joseph recognizes his brothers, who do not recognize him, and accuses them of spying. Simeon remains in prison while his brothers return to Canaan to fetch Benjamin, which would prove they are from one family and not spies….