Old Testament

The Pentateuch

Did Joseph move back to Canaan to be with father?

No. Jacob moved to Goshen, an area near Egypt, to be with Joseph. One night while he traveled, Jacob had a dream. “God spoke to Israel in visions of the night, and said, ‘Jacob, Jacob.’ And he said, ‘Here I am.’ Then he said, ‘I am God, the God of your father; do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for I will make of you a great nation there. I myself will go down with you to Egypt, and I will also bring you up again; and Joseph’s own hand shall close your eyes.’” (NRSV, Genesis 45:2–4)


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