The Childrens Book -History events 4030BC-1440BC
JOSEPH was brought down to Egypt, and Potiphar,
who was an officer of Pharaoh and captain of the guard, bought him from the Ishmaelites.
The Lord was with Joseph, and he became a favoured servant,
living in the house of his Egyptian master.
His master saw that the Lord was with...
Some time later,
it happened that the butler of the king of Egypt and his baker offended their Lord Pharaoh,
the king of Egypt.
In his anger, Pharaoh put them into the house of the captain of the guard,
into the prison where Joseph was held.
The captain of the guard turned them over...
TWO full years went by, and then it happened one night that Pharaoh dreamed:
He stood by the river and, behold, seven fine, fat cows came out of the Nile and they fed in the meadow.
Then, behold, seven other cows, thin and scrawny,
came up after them out of the Nile and stood by...
So Pharaoh said to Joseph:"In my dream, behold, I stood upon the bank of the Nile,
and there came out of the river seven cows, fat and handsome, and they fed in the meadow but, behold, seved other cows came up after them, thin and scrawny,
such as I never saw in the land of Egypt...
Then Pharaoh said to Joseph: "Inasmuch as God has shown you all this,
there is no one as wise and as discreet as you are.
You shall be in charge of my house, and all my people will be ruled according to your word.
Only on the throne itself will I be greater than you."
Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh, king of Egypt.
Then Joseph left Pharaoh, and went all over the land of Egypt.
In the seven years of plenty, the earth brought forth food in abundance.
So during those seven years when plenty prevailed in...
Asenath the daughter of Potipherah, priest of On, gave Joseph two sons before the years of famine.
Joseph called the first Manasseh:
"Because God," he said, "has made me forget all my suffering, and all my father's house."
And the name of the second was Ephraim:
"Because God has made...
JACOB heard that there was grain in Egypt and he said to his sons:
"Why do you sit and look at one another?
I have heard that there is grain in Egypt.
Go down and buy some for us there, so that we may live and not die."
So Joseph's ten brothers set out to buy grain in...
The third day Joseph said to them: "Do this and save your lives, for I am a God-fearing man.
If you are true men, let one of you stay bound in the prison where you are kept.
The rest of you take grain to feed the hungry in your houses.
But bring your brother to me, the youngest one,
So they loaded their asses with the grain and started home.
But when they stopped at an inn and one of them opened his sack to feed his ass,
he spied his money in the mouth of his sack.
"My money is back in my sack!" he said to his brothers.
Their hearts failed them and they were afraid,...
The famine continued in the land.
And the time came when Jacob and his sons had eaten up the grain which they had brought from Egypt, and their father said to them:
"Go again, buy us a little food."
But Judah told him:
"If you will send our brother with us, we will go down and buy you food,