Author: Ron Graham

History of Israel

The time of the promises to Abraham spans the generations of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. It also includes the marvelous story and time of Jacob's son Joseph.

Adventures of Joseph

Time —1. Promises to Abraham
Books —Genesis
Figures —Abraham Isaac Jacob
Begins with —God's call to Abram
Ends with —Jacob's family settling in Egypt

1 From Slave to Prince

The time of the promises draws to a close when one of Jacob's sons, Joseph, is sold by his brothers into slavery in Egypt.

When they did this, they did not realise that they themselves would later settle in that land.

Furthermore, and their own great grandchildren would become slaves there after Joseph's death.

Joseph's bondage in Egypt was a kind of figure of the bondage that his family was going to suffer some three generations down the track.

The time of the promises ends where the book of Genesis ends. The children of Israel settle in Goshen, with Joseph as their ruler —indeed he is ruler of all Egypt, second only to the Pharaoh.

"So Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he and his father's household. And Joseph lived one hundred and ten years". He saw his great grandchildren before he died.

2 Bible Summary (Genesis 35-50)

"I am dying," Joseph told the family, "but God will surely visit you and bring you out of this land to the land of which he swore to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob" (Gen 50:24-26).