Israel (Jacob) loved Joseph more than any of his other sons. He made him a colorful robe/coat.
The brothers hated Joseph because they knew their father loved him the most.
Joseph had a dream and told it to his brothers. He explained that they bowed down to him. He was hated even more for his dream.
In Joseph's second dream the sun, moon, and eleven stars were bowing down to him. He brothers grow jealous of him.
Joseph Sold by His Brothers
As Joseph met his brothers in a field they plotted his death. Reuben, his brother, wanted to rescue Joseph from their hands. When Joseph approached them, they stripped him of his robe and threw him in an empty cistern.
A caravan of Ishmaelites were coming so they sold Joseph to them. He was taken to Egypt and sold to Potiphar (one of Pharaoh's officials), the captain of the guard.
The brothers dipped the robe in blood, and their father Jacob is convinced that his son has been devoured by a ferocious animal. Jacob mourns for his son.
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