the Creation @God created the World as follows.
the 1st day
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

The earth was formless and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. God separated the light from the darkness.
God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night.

the 2nd day God made the expanse and separated the waters that were under the expanse from the waters that were above the expanse. God said, gLet there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.h And it was so.
God called the expanse Heaven.
the 3rd day God made Earth and Seas, and vegetation, plants and fruit trees. God said, "Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear." God called the dry land Earth, and the waters gathered together he called Seas. God said, "Let the earth sprout vegetation and fruit trees." and it was so.
the 4th day God made sun, moon and stars. God said, "Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to separate the day from the night." and it was so. God made the two great lights; the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night: and he made the stars also. God set them in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth.
the 5th day

God created the great sea creatures and every living creature that moves.

God said, gLet the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth.h@God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
the 6th day God made the beasts and the livestock, and everything that creeps on the ground.
And God created mankind in his own image, and he created male and female.
God said, "Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, creeping thing, and beast" and it was so.
Then God said, gLet us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over every living thing..h
God blessed them saying, "Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it.."
the 7th day
Thus the heavens and the earth were completed.

God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the 7th day he rested from all his work. Then God blessed the 7th day and made it holy.

creation of stars and planets (Sistina chapel, Vatican)

ythe Sabbathz@It's the 7th day of the week for rest or time of worship. Jewish Shabbath is from sundown on Friday until the appearance of three stars in the sky on Saturday night.
In Christianity, Shabbath is on Sunday(The Lord's Day). The Lord's Day is observed by most Christians as the weekly memorial of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
In Islamic, Shabbath is on Friday that is when Muhammad got away from the Mecca.

yPentateuchz@It is first five books of the Bible, traditionally attributed to Moses. These are Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy.
In the Judaism, it's called "Torah" that is the law of God as revealed to Moses and a sacred book..

ythe Old Testamentz@It's a sacred book in Judaism, Christianity, Islam.

Adam & Eve

@God created mankind in his own image on the 6th day. God took one of his ribs and made into a woman. God put them in the garden of Eden. The man's name is Adam and the woman's name is Eve. God commanded them, "You may surely eat of every tree of the garden, but the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat."

@One day, Eve met the serpent and the serpent said to Eve, "You will not surely die even if you eat that fruit." When she saw that the tree was good for food, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave some to Adam, and he ate. Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew they were naked. They sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loincloths.

@They heard the sound of God walking in the garden, and they hid themselves. God said "Where are you?" Adam said, "I was afraid of being naked, and I hid myself." God said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?" Adam said, "Eve gave me fruit of the tree, and I ate." God said to Eve, "What is this that you have done?" Eve said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate."

@God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, cursed are you above all livestock and above all beasts of the field; on your belly you shall go."

@To the woman he said, "I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children. Your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you."

@And to Adam he said, "The ground is cursed because of you; in pain you shall eat of it all the days of your life. By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the ground."

@Then God sent them out from the garden of Eden to work the ground from which he was taken.

Fall of Man (Adam & Eve)
(Kunsthistorisches Museum ,Wienj

Cain & Abel






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@Eve conceived and bore Cain. And again she bore his brother Abel. Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, and Cain a worker of the ground.

@In the course of time, Cain brought to the Lord an offering of the fruit of the ground, and Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock. The Lord had regard for Abel's offering, but for Cain's he had no regard. So Cain was very angry, and his face fell. The Lord said to Cain, gWhy are you angry, and why has your face fallen? h

@When Cain and Abel were in the field, Cain rose up against Abel and killed him. Then the Lord said to Cain, gWhere is Abel your brother?h He said, gI do not know; am I my brotherfs keeper?h And the Lord said, gWhat have you done? The voice of your brotherfs blood is crying to me from the ground. And now you are cursed from the ground. When you work the ground, it shall no longer yield to you its strength. You shall be a fugitive and a wanderer on the earth.h

@Cain said to the Lord, gMy punishment is greater than I can bear. You have driven me away from the ground. I shall be a fugitive and a wanderer on the earth, and whoever finds me will kill me.h Then the Lord said to him, gNot so! If anyone kills Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold.h And the Lord put a mark on Cain, lest any who found him should attack him.

@Then Cain settled in the land of Nod, east of Eden. Adam knew his wife again, and she bore a son and called his name Seth.

Cain attacked Abel
(Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute ,Venezia)
Noah and the Flood

@ When man began to multiply on the face of the land, the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth. So the Lord said, gI will blot out man, animals, creeping things and birds, for I am sorry that I have made them.h

@Noah was the 10th generation from Adamwas and he was a righteous man, blameless in his generation. God said to Noah, gI have determined to make an end of all flesh, for the earth is filled with violence through them. Make yourself an ark of gopher wood. For I will bring a flood of waters upon the earth to destroy all flesh. Everything that is on the earth shall die. And of every living thing of all flesh, you shall bring two of every sort into the ark to keep them alive with you. They shall be male and female.h Noah did this.

@After 7 days rain fell upon the earth 40 days and 40 nights. The waters increased and bore up the ark, and it rose high above the earth. Everything on the dry land in whose nostrils was the breath of life died. Only Noah was left, and those who were with him in the ark. And the waters prevailed on the earth 150 days.

@God made a wind blow over the earth, and the waters subsided. The ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat. Noah sent forth a dove, to see if the waters had subsided from the earth. But the dove found no place to set her foot. He waited another 7 days, and again he sent forth the dove. The dove came back to him in the evening, and in her mouth was a freshly plucked olive leaf. So Noah knew that the waters had subsided from the earth. Then he waited another 7 days and sent forth the dove, but she did not return to him anymore.

@Then God said to Noah, gGo out from the ark. Bring out with you every living thing.h So Noah went out. Noah built an altar to the Lord and took some of every clean animal and some of every clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar.

@The Lord said, gI will never again curse the ground because of man, for the intention of manfs heart is evil from his youth. While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.h

yBaptismz@The flood was the symbol that God judged a human being, and the Noah's story developed into a baptismal ceremony. At baptismal ceremony, people dips his body into the water and makes a purge.

Noah's ark


The Tower of Babel

@Now the whole earth had one language and the same words. And as people migrated from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. They said to one another, gLet us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly. And let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens.h

@The Lord came down to see the city and the tower. And the Lord said, gThey are one people, and they have all one language, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. And nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them. Let us go down and there confuse their language, so that they may not understand one anotherfs speech.h

@So the Lord dispersed them from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city. Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of all the earth. And from there the Lord dispersed them over the face of all the earth.

Tower of Babel
(Kunsthistorisches Museum ,Wienj
(Ibrahim in Arabic)

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@Abram was the 11th generation from Noah and he was living in Ur. . His wife was Sarai, she had no child and Abram's nephew was Lot. They went into the land of Canaan from Ur, but when they came to Haran, they settled there.

@One day the Lord said to Abram, gGo to the land that I will show you.h So Abram and Lot went, as the Lord had told him. Abram was 75 years old when he departed from Haran. When they came to the land of Canaan, the Lord appeared to Abram and said, gTo your offspring I will give this land.h

@Now there was a famine in the land. So Abram went down to Egypt to sojourn there. He said to Sarai, gI know that you are a beautiful woman in appearance, and when the Egyptians see you, they will say, eThis is his wife.f Then they will kill me, but they will let you live. Say you are my sister, that it may go well with me because of you.h

@Abram entered Egypt. And when the princes of Pharaoh saw her, they praised her to Pharaoh. And she was taken into Pharaohfs house. For her sake he dealt well with Abram. The Lord afflicted Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai. So Pharaoh called Abram and said, gWhat is this you have done to me? Why did you not tell me that she was your wife? Why did you say, eShe is my sister,f so that I took her for my wife? Now then, here is your wife; take her, and go.h

@Abram went up from Egypt. Now Abram was very rich in livestock, in silver, and in gold. Lot also had flocks and herds, so that the land could not support both of them dwelling together. Then Abram said to Lot, gLet there be no strife between you and me, and between your herdsmen and my herdsmen. Separate yourself from me. If you take the left hand, then I will go to the right, or if you take the right hand, then I will go to the left.h Lot chose for himself all the Jordan Valley, and Lot journeyed east. Thus they separated from each other. Abram settled in the land of Canaan.

the ruins of Ur
Ur was an important Sumerian city in ancient Mesopotamia located at the southeastern in Iraq. Abhraham was born in this city.

Halil Rahman Camii (Ulfa, Tarkey)
In Islamic, people believe Abraham was born in Ulfa. This mosque was built near the cave where Abraham is believed to have been born.

Sarai and Hagar

@Now Sarai had borne him no children. She had a female Egyptian servant whose name was Hagar. Sarai said to Abram, gThe Lord has prevented me from bearing children. Go in to my servant; it may be that I shall obtain children by her.h

@He went in to Hagar, and she conceived. Then she looked with contempt on Sarai and Sarai dealt harshly with her. Soon Hagar bore Abram a son, and Abram called the name of his son Ishmael. Abram was 86 years old when Hagar bore Ishmael.

@When Abram was 99 years old, the Load appeared to Abram and said to him, gI am God Almighty; No longer shall your name be called Abram, your name shall be Abraham; For I have made you the father of a multitude of nations. As for Sarai, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name. I will bless her, and indeed I will give you a son by her. Then I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of peoples will come from her.h

@In the heat of the day, Abraham sat at the door of his tent, and looked three men were standing in front of him. He said, gO Lord, if I have found favor in your sight, do not pass by your servant. Let a little water be brought, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree.h So they said, gDo as you have said.h Then he took curds and milk and the calf.

@The men said to him, gWhere is Sarah your wife?h And he said, gShe is in the tent.h The Lord said, gI will surely return to you about this time next year, and Sarah shall have a son.h And Sarah was listening at the tent door behind him. Now Abraham and Sarah were old, advanced in years. The way of women had ceased to be with Sarah. So Sarah laughed to herself, saying, gAfter I am worn out, and my lord is old, shall I have pleasure?h The Lord said to Abraham, gWhy did Sarah laugh and say, eShall I indeed bear a child, now that I am old?f Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, about this time next year, and Sarah shall have a son.h But Sarah denied it, saying, gI did not laugh,h for she was afraid. He said, gNo, but you did laugh.h

Sarah presenting Hagar to abraham
Sodom & Gomorra

@Then the men set out from there, and they went toward Sodom. And Abraham went with them to set them on their way. Then the Lord said, gBecause the outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is great and their sin is very grave, I will go down to see whether they have done altogetherg according to the outcry that has come to me. And if not, I will know.h

@Abraham said, gSuppose there are 50 righteous within the city. Will you then sweep away the place and not spare it for the 50 righteous who are in it? h The Lord said, gIf I find at Sodom 50 righteous in the city, I will spare the whole place for their sake.h

@Abraham said, gSuppose 5 of the 50 righteous are lacking. Will you destroy the whole city for lack of 5?h He said, gI will not destroy it if I find 45 there.h Again he said, gSuppose 40 are found there.h He answered, gFor the sake of 40 I will not do it.h Then he said, gSuppose 30 are found there.h He answered, gI will not do it, if I find 30 there.h He said, gOh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak. Suppose 20 are found there.h He answered, gFor the sake of 20 I will not destroy it.h Then he said, gI will speak again but this once. Suppose 10 are found there.h He answered, gFor the sake of 10 I will not destroy it.h

the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah
(the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle upon Tyne, England)

God Rescues Lot

@The two angels came to Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them and bowed himself with his face to the earth and said, gMy lords, please turn aside to your servantfs house and spend the night. Then you may rise up early and go on your way.h They said, gNo; we will spend the night in the town square.h But he pressed them strongly; so they turned aside to him and entered his house. And he made them a feast and baked unleavened bread, and they ate.

@Before they lay down, the men of Sodom, both young and old, all the people to the last man, surrounded the house. They called to Lot, gWhere are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us.h Lot went out to the men and said, gI beg you, my brothers, do not act so wickedly. I have two daughters who have not known any man. Let me bring them out to you, and do to them as you please. Only do nothing to these menh But they said, gStand back! This fellow came to sojourn, and he has become the judge! Now we will deal worse with you than with them.h Then they pressed hard against Lot, and drew near to break the door down. But the men reached out their hands and brought Lot into the house and shut the door. And they struck with blindness the men who were at the entrance of the house.

@Then the men said to Lot, gHave you anyone else here? Bring them out of the place. For we are about to destroy this place.h As morning dawned, the angels urged Lot, saying, gUp! Take your wife and your two daughters, lest you be swept away in the punishment of the city. Do not look back or stop anywhere in the valley.h

@Then the Lord rained on Sodom and Gomorrah sulfur and fire from the Lord out of heaven. And he overthrew those cities. But Lotfs wife looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.

Lot Fleeing with His Daughters from Sodom
National Gallery of Art, Washington DC














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@The Lord did to Sarah as he had promised. Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son. Abraham called the name of his son Isaac. Abraham was 100 years old.

@The child grew and Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned. But Sarah saw the son of Hagar, laughing. So she said to Abraham, gCast out this slave woman with her son.h And the thing was very displeasing to Abraham on account of his son. But God said to Abraham, gBe not displeased because of the boy and because of your slave woman. Whatever Sarah says to you, do as she tells you. And I will make a nation of the son of the slave woman also.h So Abraham rose early in the morning and took bread and a skin of water and gave it to Hagar, along with the child, and sent her away. And she departed and wandered in the wilderness.

@When the water in the skin was gone, she put the child under one of the bushes. Then she said, gLet me not look on the death of the child.h The angel of God called to Hagar and said to her, gWhat troubles you, Hagar? Fear not, for God has heard the voice of the boy. Up! Lift up the boy, and hold him fast with your hand, for I will make him into a great nation.h Then God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water.

@After these things God tested Abraham and said to him, gAbraham! Take your son, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.h So Abraham rose early in the morning, saddled his donkey, and took his son Isaac. When they came to the place of which God had told him, Abraham built the altar there and laid the wood in order and bound Isaac and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. Then Abraham reached out his hand and took the knife to slaughter his son. But the angel of the Lord called to him from heaven and said, gAbraham, Abraham! Do not lay your hand on the boy, for now I know that you fear God, seeing you have not withheld your son, from me.h And Abraham lifted up his eyes and looked, behind him was a ram, caught in a thicket by his horns. And Abraham went and took the ram and offered it up as a burnt offering instead of his son.

@And the angel of the Lord called to Abraham a second time from heaven and said, gBy myself I have sworn, declares the Lord, because you have done this and have not withheld your son, I will surely bless you, and I will surely multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven and as the sand that is on the seashore.h

An angel prevents the sacrifice of Isaac
(Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute ,Venezia)

@Abraham said to his servant, gTake a wife for my son Isaac.h Then the servant took 10 of his masterfs camels and departed, and went to Mesopotamia to the city of Nahor. And he made the camels kneel down outside the city by the well of water, the time when women go out to draw water.

@And he said, gO Lord, God of my master Abraham, please grant me success today. I am standing by the spring of water, and the daughters of the city are coming out to draw water. Let the young woman to whom I shall say, ePlease let down your jar that I may drink,f and who shall say, eDrink, and I will water your camelsf Let her be the one whom you have appointed for Isaac.

@Before he had finished speaking, Rebekah came out with her water jar on her shoulder. She was very attractive in appearance, a maiden whom no man had known. She went down to the spring and filled her jar and came up. Then the servant ran to meet her and said, gPlease give me a little water to drink from your jar.h She said, gDrink, my lord.h And she quickly let down her jar upon her hand and gave him a drink. When she had finished giving him a drink, she said, gI will draw water for your camels also, until they have finished drinking.h So she quickly emptied her jar into the trough and ran again to the well to draw water, and she drew for all his camels. The man gazed at her in silence.

@When the camels had finished drinking, the man said, gPlease tell me whose daughter you are.h She said, gI am Rebekah, the daughter of Bethuel.h He went to her house and said to her father, gI am Abrahamfs servant and I'm looking for a wife for his son. I beleave that your daughter, Rebekah shall be just womang

@Then he answered, gRebekah is before you; take her and go.h

Rebecca(Rebekah) at the well
Esau and Jacob

@Rebekah gave birth to twin boys. The first came out red, all his body like a hairy cloak, so they called his name Esau. Afterward his brother came out with his hand holding Esaufs heel, so his name was called Jacob.

@When the boys grew up, Esau was a skillful hunter, while Jacob was a quiet man, dwelling in tents. Isaac loved Esau because he ate of his game, but Rebekah loved Jacob.

@Once when Jacob was cooking stew, Esau came in from the field, and he was exhausted. And Esau said to Jacob, gLet me eat some of that red stew!h Jacob said, gSell me your birthright now.h Esau said, gI am about to die; of what use is a birthright to me?h

@So he swore to him and sold his birthright to Jacob. Thus Esau despised his birthright.

Esau Selling His Birthright

Isaac Blesses Jacob

@When Isaac was old and his eyes were dim so that he could not see, he called Esau and said to him, gMy son, I do not know the day of my death. Now then, go out to the field and hunt game for me, and prepare for me delicious food, such as I love, and bring it to me so that I may eat, that my soul may bless you before I die.h

@Now Rebekah was listening that. So when Esau went to the field, she said to Jacob, gMy son, obey my voice as I command you. Go to the flock and bring me 2 good young goats, so that I may prepare from them delicious food for your father, such as he loves.h But Jacob said to her, gEsau is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man. Perhaps my father will feel me, and I shall seem to be mocking him and bring a curse upon myself and not a blessing.h His mother said to him, gLet your curse be on me, only obey my voice.h

@So he took the goats and brought them to his mother. His mother prepared delicious food. Then Rebekah took the best garments of Esau and put them on Jacob. And the skins of the young goats she put on his hands and on the smooth part of his neck. And she put the delicious food and the bread into the hand of Jacob.

@So he went in to his father and said, gI am Esau. I have done as you told me; now eat of my game, that your soul may bless me.h But Isaac said, gHow is it that you have found it so quickly? Come near, that I may feel you, to know whether you are really my son Esau or not.h So Jacob went near to Isaac, who felt him and said, gThe voice is Jacobfs voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau.h And he did not recognize him, because his hands were hairy like his brother Esaufs hands. So he blessed him.

@Esau came in from his hunting. He prepared delicious food and brought it to his father. He said to his father, gLet my father arise and eat of his sonfs game, that you may bless me.h Isaac said, gWho are you?h He answered, gI am your son, Esau.h Then Isaac trembled very violently and said, gWho was it then that hunted game and brought it to me, and I ate it all before you came, and I have blessed him? Yes, and he shall be blessed.h As soon as Esau heard the words of his father, he cried out and said, gBless me, even me also, O my father!h

@Esau hated Jacob and said to himself, gThe days of mourning for my father are approaching; then I will kill Jacob.h But the words of Esau were told to Rebekah. So she called Jacob and said to him, gYour brother Esau comforts himself about you by planning to kill you. Now therefore, my son, obey my voice. Arise, flee to Laban my brother in Haran and stay with him a while.h

Isaac blessing Jacob
(Dulwich Picture Gallery ,London)

Isaac blessing Jacob
( Rijksmuseum ,Amsterdam)

Jacob Marries Leah and Rachel









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@ Then Jacob went to Laban, the brother of Rebekah. On his way, he saw a well in the field, three flocks of sheep lying beside it, for out of that well the flocks were watered. Jacob said to them, gMy brothers, Do you know Laban?h They said, gWe know him. It is well; and see, Rachel his daughter is coming with the sheep!h

@While he was still speaking with them, Rachel came with sheep. Now as soon as Jacob saw Rachel, Jacob came near and watered her flock.. Then Jacob kissed Rachel and wept aloud. And Jacob told Rachel that he was her fatherfs kinsman, and that he was Rebekahfs son, and she ran and told her father.

@As soon as Laban heard the news about Jacob, he ran to meet him and embraced him and brought him to his house. Jacob told Laban all these things, and Laban said to him, gSurely you are my bone and my flesh!h And he stayed with him a month.

@Then Laban said to Jacob, gBecause you are my kinsman, should you therefore serve me for nothing? Tell me, what shall your wages be?h Now Laban had two daughters. The name of the older was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel. Leahfs eyes were weak, but Rachel was beautiful in form and appearance. Jacob loved Rachel. And he said, gI will serve you 7 years for your younger daughter Rachel.h Laban said, gIt is better that I give her to you than that I should give her to any other man; stay with me.h So Jacob served 7years for Rachel.

@Then Jacob said to Laban, gGive me my wife that I may go in to her, for my time is completed.h So Laban gathered together all the people of the place and made a feast. But in the evening he took his daughter Leah and brought her to Jacob, and he went in to her. And in the morning, behold, it was Leah! And Jacob said to Laban, gWhat is this you have done to me? Did I not serve with you for Rachel? Why then have you deceived me?h Laban said, gIt is not so done in our country, to give the younger before the firstborn. Complete the week of this one, and we will give you the other also in return for serving me another 7 years.h Jacob did so, and completed her week. Then Laban gave him his daughter Rachel to be his wife. So Jacob went in to Rachel also, and he loved Rachel more than Leah, and served Laban for another 7 years.

Jacob with Leah and Rachel

Jacob Wrestles with God

@The Lord said to Jacob, gReturn to the land of your fathers and to your kindred, and I will be with you.h So Jacob arose and set his sons and his wives on camels. He went to the land of Canaan to his father Isaac.

@On the way home, a man wrestled with him till daybreak. When the man saw that he could not overpower him. Then the man said, gLet me go, for it is daybreak.h But Jacob replied, gI will not let you go unless you bless me.h The man asked him, gWhat is your name?h He answered gJacobh. Then the man said, gYour name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome.h Then he blessed him there.

@Jacob lifted up his eyes and looked Esau was coming. Esau ran to meet him and embraced him and fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept. Jacob came safely to Canaan.

Wrestling with God

@Jacob had 12 sons, and they began the 12 patriarchs of Israel. He loved the youngest son Joseph more than any other of his sons. So all his brothers hated him and they sold him to the caravan. He was taken to Egypt and he had be sold to an officer of Pharaoh.

@Soon Joseph became a successful man and his master made him overseer of his house. He was handsome in form and appearance, so his masterfs wife cast her eyes on Joseph and said, gLie with me.h But he refused. She became angry and informed against him to her husband. And his master took him and put him into the prison.

@After 2 years, Pharaoh dreamed that he was standing by the Nile, and there came up out of the Nile 7 cows attractive and plump. And 7 other cows, ugly and thin, came up out of the Nile after them. And the ugly, thin cows ate up the 7 attractive, plump cows. And Pharaoh awoke.

@So in the morning Pharaoh called for all the magicians of Egypt and all its wise men. He told them his dream, but there was none who could interpret it to Pharaoh. Then Pharaoh called Joseph, and asked him about his dream. Then Joseph said to Pharaoh, gThe 7 good cows are 7 years. The 7 ugly cows are 7 years of famine. There will come 7 years of great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt, but after them there will arise 7 years of famine.g

@And Joseph said, gNow therefore let Pharaoh select a discerning and wise man, and set him over the land of Egypt. Let Pharaoh proceed to appoint overseers over the land. And let them gather all the food of these good years that are coming and store up grain in the cities, and let them keep it. That food shall be a reserve for the land against the 7 years of famine that are to occur in the land of Egypt, so that the land may not perish through the famine.h

Joseph and His Brethren Welcomed by Pharaoh

Josephfs family goes to Egypt


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@This proposal pleased Pharaoh. Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, gYou shall be over my house, and all my people shall order themselves as you command. I have set you over all the land of Egypt.h

@Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh and went through all the land of Egypt. During the7 plentiful years the earth produced abundantly, and he gathered up all the food of these 7 years, and put the food in the cities. And Joseph stored up grain in great abundance, like the sand of the sea.

@The 7 years of plenty that occurred came to an end, and the 7 years of famine began to come. There was famine in all lands, but in all the land of Egypt there was bread. So when the famine had spread over all the land, Joseph opened all the storehouses and sold to the Egyptians. Moreover, all the earth came to Egypt to Joseph to buy grain.

@The famine was in the land of Canaan. So Josephfs brothers went down to buy grain in Egypt. Now Joseph was governor over the land. And Josephfs brothers came and bowed themselves before him with their faces to the ground. Joseph saw his brothers and recognized them, but they did not recognize him. So Joseph said to his brothers, gI am your brother, Joseph, whom you sold into Egypt. Hurry and bring my father down here.g And he kissed all his brothers and wept upon them.

@Then Joseph settled his father and his brothers and gave them a possession in the land of Egypt. After a while, Jacob's descendants became to be servants to Pharaoh. And 400 years later, they escaped from Egypt by Moses.

Joseph and his Brothers

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