Joseph was favored by his father. But his life took a tragic turn when his brothers sold him in to slavery. Joseph: Understanding God's Purpose
will help you gain insights into Joseph's story as you explore the themes, context, and cultural background of the text. Discussion questions will help you apply what you've learned to your own life. This Bible character study, edited by Michael R. Grigoni and written by Derek R. Brown, Miles Custis, Douglas Mangum, and Matthew M. Whitehead, will help you dig deep into the life of Joseph. Walk with Joseph and discover what it means to trust God no matter what your circumstance. Contents: Setting the Stage
Explore theme, literary context, and the histrical and cultural backgrounds of Joseph's story.A Closer Look
Explore the narrative while considering issues of interpretation, original language, and theology.Throughout the Bible
Examine references to the narrative elsewhere in the Bible.Beyond the Bible
Consider references to the narrative in ancient documents and extracanonical texts and references and by theologians, the church fathers, and contemporary thinkers.Application
Explore the event's relevance to your journey of faith.