In what way did Joseph's brothers treat him unfairly?
The Story of Joseph
Joseph was the son of Jacob and Rachel in the Bible. Joseph was sold into slavery by his jealous brothers. Joseph was eventually released from slavery and rose to power in Egypt. He became a ruler who saved his family from famine.
The Story of Joseph
Dream Interpretation - The practice of assigning meaning to dreams in order to gain insight into the dreamer's subconscious.
Coat of Many Colors - A special coat given to Joseph by his father, Jacob, as a symbol of his love and the favoritism he showed Joseph over his other sons.
Joseph's Elevation to Leadership - Joseph went from being a slave in Egypt to becoming Pharaoh's chief advisor and ruler of all of Egypt. This elevation of Joseph was God's plan to save the Israelites from famine.
Did you know?
Joseph is the 11th son of Jacob in the Bible, but he was Jacob's first son of his beloved wife Rachel. Joseph's brothers were so jealous of him that they sold him into slavery. Joseph was able to interpret dreams, which helped him become Pharaoh's second in command.
What did Joseph do when his brothers sold him into slavery?
What lessons can we learn from Joseph's story?
How do you think Joseph felt when his brothers sold him into slavery?
What have you learned from Joseph's example of forgiveness?
Brain break: Draw a sheep jumping over a rainbow wearing roller skates.
In pairs: Select one task
Question: What do you think happened when Joseph's brothers sold him into slavery?
Joseph was a young man when his brothers sold him. Joseph was taken to a foreign country, Egypt, to be a slave. His brothers were jealous of him and wanted him out of the way.
A: Draw a picture of Joseph's brothers selling him into slavery. B: What do you think Joseph could have done to prevent this?
Who was the main character in the story of Joseph?
What did Joseph's brothers do to him?
- Baked him a cake
- Played games with him
- Sold him as a slave
- Gave him a gift
Where did Joseph end up after being sold as a slave?
Work together in pairs: What was the most important lesson Joseph learned from his experience of being sold into slavery?