Patriarchal Blessings See also Blessing; Patriarch Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob, Gen. 27:30. Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, Gen. 28:1. Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon Ephraim’s head, Gen. 48:14. he blessed Joseph, Gen. 48:15. twelve tribes of Israel … their father … blessed them, Gen. 49:28. Hyrum may take the office of Priesthood and Patriarch, which was appointed unto him by his father, by blessing, D&C 124:91. he shall hold the keys of the patriarchal blessings, D&C 124:92. Hyrum Smith to be a patriarch unto you, to hold the sealing blessings of my church, D&C 124:124. See also Alma 36:1–3; 38:1–5; 39:1.