“Lesson 11: ‘How Can I Do This Great Wickedness?’” Old Testament Class Member Study Guide (2001), 8
“Lesson 11,” Old Testament Class Member Study Guide, 8
Study the following scriptures:
Genesis 37. Joseph, eleventh son of Jacob, is hated by his brothers and sold into slavery.
Jacob’s wives bore him twelve sons, who became the beginnings of the twelve tribes of Israel (the Lord changed Jacob’s name to Israel; see Genesis 32:28). Jacob’s eleventh son was Joseph; as the eldest son of Jacob and Rachel, Joseph received the birthright when Reuben, the eldest son of Jacob and Leah, lost it through unrighteousness (1 Chronicles 5:1–2).
What did Joseph do when Potiphar’s wife tried to tempt him to sin? (See Genesis 39:11–12.) How can we follow Joseph’s example when we are tempted?
Additional reading: Genesis 34:13–31.