February 2006

“Contents,” Ensign, Feb. 2006


February 2006

Volume 36, Number 2

On the cover: Front: Photograph by Matthew Reier, posed by model. Back: Angel Moroni, by Avard T. Fairbanks, courtesy of Museum of Church History and Art.

Inside front cover: Joseph’s Coat Brought to Jacob, by Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–69); courtesy of Museum of Church History and Art. Joseph’s brothers “took Joseph’s coat, and killed a kid of the goats, and dipped the coat in the blood; … and they brought it to their father; and said, This have we found: know now whether it be thy son’s coat or no. And he knew it. … And Jacob rent his clothes” (Gen. 37:31–34).

Inside back cover: Jacob Blessing Joseph, by Harry Anderson. Jacob gathered his 12 sons to bless them and their seed. In blessing Joseph, Jacob said: “Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall: … The blessings of thy father have prevailed … : they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren” (Gen. 49:22, 26).