Joseph, Son of Jacob

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“Joseph, Son of Jacob,” Friend, Oct. 1983, 24

Joseph, Son of Jacob

Remove pages 24 and 25 from magazine. Cut out on solid lines the descriptive strips together with blank circles. Now cut out illustrated circles. After reading the story of Joseph (Gen. 37–45), see if you can glue the proper illustrated circles onto the right statements. Put the strips in order from 1 to 10 and retell the story in your own words. Use the story for family home evening or in a talk.

1 Joseph had a coat of many colors.

2 His ten older brothers were jealous of him.

3 Joseph’s brothers sold him to a caravan on its way to Egypt.

4 Joseph became a servant in the house of Potiphar.

5 Potiphar’s wife wanted Joseph to sin, but he ran away instead.

6 Potiphar had Joseph thrown into prison.

7 When Joseph told Pharaoh what his dream meant, Pharaoh freed Joseph and made him a ruler.

8 Joseph had the Egyptians store food for the coming famine.

9 Joseph’s brothers came to Egypt to buy food.

10 Joseph forgave his brothers for the wrongs they had done. He loved them and took care of them.

Illustrated by Elsie Niven Black