The Life of Joseph - Lesson 2

Joseph was 17 when sold into slavery:  37:2

Two full years before he stood before Pharaoh he interpreted the dreams for the baker and the butler:  41:1, Joseph was 28

Joseph was 30 years old when he stood before Pharaoh:  41:46

When Joseph stood before Pharaoh at age 30 Joseph interpreted Pharaoh's dream to be 7 years of plenty followed by 7 years of famine: 41:29

And unto Joseph were born two sons (Manasseh, first born, and Ephraim) before the years of famine came: 41:50. Joseph was between the ages of 30 and 37 during the famine.

Joseph revealed himself to his brothers two years into the famine years:  45:6, Joseph was 39, He left home at age 17 so he was now in Egypt 22 years

Jacob tells Pharaoh that he is 130 years old, this is in the second year of famine:  47:9, Joseph was born 39 years ago from this time, therefore Jacob was 91 when Joseph was born. Joseph was born in Haran at the end of the second 7 year period. Jacob still had 6 years left of the twenty he spent in Haran. So Joseph was 6 years old when he came to Canaan. So the time between Haran and the beginning of the Joseph story in 37:2 is 11 years.

Also since Jacob fled to Haran after deceitfully receiving the blessing from Issac and he was 14 years there when Joseph was born he must have been 91 minus 14 or 77 years old when he fled to Haran.

And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years: so the whole age of Jacob was an hundred forty and seven years:  47:28

Joseph was 110 years old when he died:  50:26

Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third generation; the children of Machir the son of Manasseh were brought up upon Joseph's knees. Joseph was between the ages of 30 and 37 when Manasseh and Ephraim were born. Died at 110 years so he had 73 to 80 years of children and grandchildren. Example: Joseph was 35 when he had Manasseh, Manasseh had Machir when Joseph was 55,

Machir had children when Joseph was 75, these children had children when Joseph was 95 and these children had children when Joseph was 110?????????

1. Leaves Haran under the command of the Lord  31:13

2. Laban overtook Jacob in the mount Gilead

3. Raised up heap of stones to remember covenant with Laban  31:46

4. Calls the place Galeed and Mizpah, a heap of witness  31:47

5. Saw God's host  32:2

6. Calls the place Mahanaim  32:2

7. Sends his sons and wives over the ford Jabbok  32:22

8. Jacob wrestles with God  32:24

9. Receives the name Israel  32:27

10. Jacob calls the name of the place Peniel, the face of God  32:30

11. Jacob meets Esau  33:1

12. Esau returns to Seir  33:16

13. Jacob journeyed to Succoth and built him a house and made booths for his cattle  33:17

14. Jacob came to Shalem, a city of Shechem  33:18

15. Erected an altar there called El-elohe-Israel, God, the God of Israel  33:20

16. Dinah defiled by Shechem the son of Hamor  34:2

17. Sons of Jacob deceive Hamor and make promises to give Dinah in marriage if circumcision is carried out 34:19

18. Simeon and Levi slew all the males of Shechem and Hamor and Shechem and took all their sheep and oxen and their asses, and that which was in the city and that which was in the field  34:28

19. Jacob rebukes Simeon and Levi  34:30

20. Jacob told by God to go to Beth-el (Luz) and dwell there and build an altar called El-beth-el, the God of the house of God  35:1

21. Deborah, Rebecah's nurse died and buried in Beth-el 3 5:8

22. Jacob again called Israel by God  35:10

23. Abrahamic Covenant reaffirmed with Jacob  35:11

Jacob set up a pillar in the place where God talked with him, called the place Beth-el  35:15

24. Journeyed from Beth-el near to Ephrath (Bethlehem) and Rachel died in child birth, Benjamin born near Bethlehem  35:18

25. Journeyed beyond the tower of Edar  35:21

26. Reuben lay with Bilhah, his father's concubine, Rachel's handmaid and Israel heard it  35:22

27. Jacob came unto Mamre, unto the city of Hebron where Isaac was living  35:27

28. Isaac died in Hebron at 180, Jacob and Esau were there. This was 12 years after Joseph was sold into slavery since Jacob was 120 years old when Isaac died.

29. Joseph was sent to see about his brothers from the vale of Hebron and he went to Shechem  37:14

30. Joseph found his brothers