Israel Reunited With Joseph in Egypt

Genesis 46:29-30 tells us that Israel (Jacob) traveled to Egypt where he was reunited with Joseph.

Joseph Receives His Father and Brothers BRAY(1627-1697)

See for the source of the above photograph of the painting.   I love the arches, soldiers’ accouterments and dog in the foregroound.  What do you see?

Genesis 48 tells us that Jacob blessed Joseph’s children before he died, when his eyesight was failing.  As he was born contending with Esau for the rights of the first born, Jacob lays his right hand upon the younger of Joseph’s sons to bless him, which displeases Joseph.  Joseph instructs his father to lay his hand upon the older child, but Jacob refused, saying, “I know it, my son, I know it: he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great: but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations.”  Thus ends Genesis as “captured” by Rembrandt:

Jacob Blessing the Children of Joseph REMBRANDT (1606 – 1669)

See for the source of the above photograph of the painting and a brief description.  The commentary notes that Rembrandt (charitably) chose not to represent Joseph’s displeasure.

Links to my site:


Graphic Arts




Home Page


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s