Benjamin was Joseph’s only full brother, both born to Rachel and Jacob, but Joseph had 10 half brothers, Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulon, Dan, Naphtali, Gad and Asher. Joseph’s father, Jacob, sired sons by four different women. Leah, his first wife, gave birth to six of Joseph's half brothers while Rachel's handmaid, Bilhah gave birth to two others. Two other half brothers were born to Leah's handmaid, Zilpah.Know More
The story of Joseph’s birth is found in the Book of Genesis 30:22. The nation of Israel descends from the 12 sons of Jacob, considered the founders of the 12 Tribes of Israel. The Book of Genesis states that Joseph’s brothers were jealous of him because he was Jacob’s favorite son. As a result, they sold him into slavery to the Ishmaelites. Eventually, he was sold to Potiphar who had him imprisoned. After interpreting Pharaoh’s dreams, the Pharaoh rescued him and named him Vizier of Egypt.
Joseph saw his stepbrothers again when they arrived in Egypt during a famine. He imprisoned them because he wanted to see his brother Benjamin. The stepbrothers didn’t recognize him, but the family reunited when Joseph revealed his identify and forgave them for what they had done.Learn more in The Bible
The major prophets of the Hebrew Bible are Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses and Aaron. Of these, Judaism considers Moses the greatest. In Christianity, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Daniel and Ezekial are also considered major prophets.Full Answer >
The names of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are not actually given in the Bible, except for the last one, whose name is Death. Biblical scholars have given the other riders the names Christ (or Anti-Christ), War and Famine.Full Answer >
The seven main categories of different names given to God in the Old and New Testaments include: Elohim, Yahweh or YHWH, Adonai, Theos, Kurios, Despotes and Father. There are also at least seven instances where the name of God is referenced without an actual name being given.Full Answer >
In the Christian Holy Bible, it is not known who wrote the Book of Proverbs, though it is thought that Solomon, whom the Bible attributes as the author of some of the proverbs in the Book of Proverbs, might have written a few of the proverbs. The rest of the proverbs would have most likely been spoken by Solomon and passed around by word of mouth until they were written down by the unknown scribe.Full Answer >