Joseph (son Of Jacob)
Joseph (Hebrew: יוֹסֵף , Yosef Yôsēp̄; "May Yahweh add"; Arabic: يوسف, Yūsuf ) is an important person in the Hebrew Bible and in the Quran, where he connects the story of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in Canaan to the subsequent story of the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt.
The Book of Genesis tells how Joseph was the 11th of Jacob's 12 sons and Rachel's firstborn. Joseph was sold into slavery by his jealous brothers, yet rose to become the most powerful man in Egypt next to Pharaoh. When famine struck the land he brought the sons of Israel down to Egypt, where they were settled in the Land of Goshen.
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“St Joseph thought the world would melt
But liked the way his finger smelt.”
—William Butler Yeats (18651939)