Several months ago I wrote and posted a series of articles considering the prophetic significance of Joseph’s life as a picture of Messiah Yeshua. They can be found here: Jesus / Yeshua as Pictured in Joseph. Part 1. Part 2. Part 3.
Joseph is sold to Potiphar and becomes the head servant. Potiphar’s wife decides to use him for her pleasure and he escapes without his clothes/garments. Reading something else recently, as I thought about this, led led me to wonder if this is a picture of the ‘woman who rides the beast’ stripping Yeshua of His identity when ‘He got to Rome.’
It is interesting to note that the very Hebrew/Jewish Yeshua was converted to a Gentile Jesus in Rome by the stripping of His identity and He was ‘held in prison’ for more than a thousand years. Then, He began His ascension in the eyes of the nations at/near the time of the Reformation, but His true identity, the Jewish Messiah Yeshua is only now really becoming widely known!
Now, this isn’t to say there aren’t those who have known His true identity all along, certainly, there were a few around Joseph that had a clue, as well. But generally speaking, on a broad scale, nobody knew Joseph was Hebrew, even after He was the Prince of Egypt in the second or third year of the famine. It was only then that Judah and his brothers learned as well as most of Pharaoh’s household.
More interesting parallels. As individual pieces, the details of the Joseph story are not so compelling, however in toto, they are a startlingly clear picture of Yeshua losing His identity and going into the nations before His great revealing to Judah.