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 http://www.themartman.com/stmartins/6joseph.jpg 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 http://www.artbible.info/art/large/421.html 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.
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