My longtime readers know that the Joseph portions are my favorite. Two years ago, I wrote a number of detailed posts considering the life of Joseph as a prophecy of Yeshua. Those three parts are here, here and here. Very important!
Later I added, Jesus said, “Walk like an Egyptian!”, kind of an odd twist.
Each time I have studied the Joseph portions, I have considered Joseph and not so much the characters around him. This time I am trying to shift my focus and see the past him to understand other bits….
Today I have two interesting, but yet unexplored thoughts to share.
- Gen. 37:2. Joseph’s bad report was of Bilhah and Zilpah’s sons, not Leah’s as I had previously understood…. Interesting. How does that change my thoughts on Reuben? Hmmmm. And, why the sons of the concubines and not Leah? There is a reason, but why?
- Gen. 38 seems an odd interjection in the prophetic image Joseph projects, unless this story, too, is prophetic of Judah during the last 2000 years. I really need to ponder this one, but on initial examination it appears to have legs. This is a delicate matter to explore as we must consider the history of Judah apart from Joseph/Yeshua, but it may be a worthy endeavor.
More as I have time to ponder.
Thoughts? Ideas? Comments?