Joseph and the Book of Genesis

Dolly Parton wrote a song about this biblical man, Joseph, and his coat of many colors but who was he?   What type of man was he? Joseph’s name means remover or increaser. The bible said he was the eleventh Son of Jacob and Rachel, grandson to Abraham.   His siblings thought he was a dreamer and hated him.   He represented much more. Genesis 30v23-24,”And she conceived and bare a son; and said, GOD hath taken away my reproach: and she called his name Joseph; and said The Lord shall add to me another son”.   The truth is he was more like God in more ways than one.   Joseph was obedient and prophetic, virtuous and forgiving.
Joseph displayed several occasions when he had dreams that came true, they were visions from God.   It was because of these visions that his brothers despised him even more. “His brothers said to him, “Do you intend to reign over us? Will you actually rule over us?” And they hated him all the more because of his dream and what he had said”, Genesis 37v8. (Salem Communications Network)   Joseph showed he was prophetic while continuing his life at a later time.   While in prison he displayed his prophetic nature to a baker and a cupbearer. “We both had dreams," they answered, "but there is no one to interpret them." Then Joseph said to them, "Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell me your dreams.” Genesis 40v8 (Salem Communications Network)   This scripture acknowledges the likeness and obedience that Joseph showed to God.   Joseph was a blessing to his father, who was elderly during his birth.   His birth represented a turning point for his father, which was the likely reason he was so favored by him.   Joseph continued to be known for his prophetic nature.” Pharaoh said to Joseph, "I had a dream, and no one can interpret it. But I have heard it said of you that when you hear a dream you can interpret it."16 "I cannot do it," Joseph replied to Pharaoh, "but God will give Pharaoh the answer he desires." Genesis...