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A Dream Come True (Almost) - Genesis 42

A Dream Come True (Almost) - Genesis 42

AudioTwenty years is a long time. And that is approximately how many years had passed since Joseph and his brothers last saw each other. You recall the details of that encounter. Joseph had been sent by his father to check up on his brothers, who were supposed to be shepherding their flocks their flocks in Shechem, but had wandered off to Dothan (37:12-17). When they saw Joseph coming from a distance, they immediately recognized him by his special robe that his father had made for him (37:3, 23). It was their father’s preferential treatment of Joseph that sparked a deep hatred in their hearts for him (37:4). On a previous occasion, he had given his father a “bad report” about the brothers (37:2), and now here he came again to spy on them once more. On another occasion, he shared with them about a dream he had in which all of his brothers were bowing down in homage to him. So, when they saw him coming toward them in Dothan, they said, “Here comes this dreamer! Now then, come and let us