Week 8: Joseph

READ:  K – 3:  Joseph by Brian Wildsmith

4 – 5:  Genesis 40:1 -40:57

6 – 8:  Genesis 37:1 – 37:36; 39:1 – 50:26



      • Why was Joseph given a special coat? (favorite of father)
      • Why did his brothers sell him as a slave? (jealousy)
      • Why was Joseph put into prison? (Potiphar’s wife accused him of hurting her)
      • What special gift did God give Joseph? (ability to understand and interpret dreams)
      • Explain Pharoah’s dream and the meaning behind it? (seven fat cows ate seven skinny cows; seven full heads of grain – followed by seven meager heads of grain.  Meant 7 years of abundance followed by 7 years of famine.)
      • How did Joseph become in charge of all Egypt? (Pharoah put him in charge.)
      • Why did Joseph’s brothers come to Egypt? (to buy grain)
      • Where did Joseph’s family eventually come to live? (Egypt in land of Goshen)


K – 5: Watch: Joseph DVD by Dreamworks

6 – 8: Write an essay: compare and contrast Joseph’s life with the Israelites and when he was in charge of all Egypt.  Which life do you think he preferred?  Where would you prefer to live?

Copyright February 2nd, 2013 by Gwen Fredette


Filed under Ancient Egypt, Ancient Mesopotamia

3 responses to “Joseph

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