Genesis 43: The Fears of Jacob and the Tears of Joseph

*These notes come from Bob Deffinbaugh’s study on Genesis 43 at Bible.org Events of Joseph's life were for Jacob's and other sons' sake Jacob, head of the family, has weak faith everyone's fears are unfounded Joseph's only desires were to see a change of heart in his brothers and to see his father again Jacob was more … Continue reading Genesis 43: The Fears of Jacob and the Tears of Joseph

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Genesis 39: From the Penthouse to Prison

*These notes come from Bob Deffinbaugh’s study on Genesis 39 at Bible.org Theme of suffering with lessons in temptation Joseph at 17 - sold into slavery (13 years pass) at 30 power position from Pharoah Two years after cupbearer released before he told Pharoah of Joseph Joseph's success was not achieved quickly or easily Joseph's life gave … Continue reading Genesis 39: From the Penthouse to Prison

Genesis 38: Human Sin Does Not Limit God

*These notes come from Bob Deffinbaugh’s study on Genesis 38 at Bible.org Chapter 38 abruptly interrupts the flow of thought but is essential because 37 tells us how Joseph/Israel wound up in Egypt and 38 tells us why this Egyptian sojourn was necessary. Judah married a Canaanite based off physical attraction This text is often used as … Continue reading Genesis 38: Human Sin Does Not Limit God

Genesis 36 & 37: Jacob, Joseph, Jealousy and Egypt

*These notes come from Bob Deffinbaugh’s study on Genesis 36 & 37 at Bible.org Disaster can be an instrument of salvation Descendants of Esau were not to be attacked when the Israelites went after the Canaanites. This is why the generations of Esaw were documented Esau changed into a very gracious man God's elect (Jacob) are not necessarily … Continue reading Genesis 36 & 37: Jacob, Joseph, Jealousy and Egypt