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Joseph and the Coat of Many Colors, Greatest Heroes and Legends of the Bible DVD
Joseph is among the greatest of the Old Testament heroes. But unlike other Biblical heroes--men like Samson and David--Joseph is not a warrior. His heroism is demonstrated through simple expressions of courage and faith in God. Now, with this new animated film, you can reintroduce your family to Joseph's inspiring story. The tale ends on a note of hope and offers an uplifting moral message to viewers. Joseph and the Coat of Many Colors is one of the thirteen programs in the Greatest Heroes and Legends of the Bible series. This program features: All-new animation, an introduction by Charlton Heston, and "Simon & Gimmel -Your Faithful Guides," two animated who lead viewers through the story and make it accessible for all ages. Approx. 50 minutes.
Joseph's Brothers Bring Benjamin to Egypt
(Genesis 42:25-38; 43:1-34) Review Activities for this Lesson
NARRATOR: Joseph gave orders for his brothers’ sacks to be filled with grain, for their money to be put in their sacks, and for them to be given food for their trip home. After all this was done, they loaded the grain on their donkeys and left.
THE BROTHERS [back in Canaan, speaking to Jacob]: The governor of Egypt was rude and treated us like spies. But we told him, “We’re honest men, not spies. We come from a family of twelve brothers. The youngest is still with our father in Canaan, and the other is dead.” Then he told us, “Leave one of your brothers here with me, while you take the grain to your starving families. But bring your youngest brother to me, so I can be certain that you are honest men and not spies. After that, I’ll let your other brother go free, and you can stay here and trade.”
THE BROTHERS [while opening their sacks of grain]: Here’s our moneybags!
JACOB: I won’t let Benjamin go down to Egypt with the rest of you. Joseph is already dead, and he is the only son I have left. I am an old man, and if anything happens to him on the way, I’ll die from sorrow, and all of you will be to blame.
NARRATOR: The famine got worse and Jacob’s family had eaten all the grain the brothers brought from Egypt.
JACOB: Go back to Egypt and buy some more grain.
JUDAH: We will only go and buy grain if you let us take Benjamin along! Let Benjamin go with me, and I will promise to bring him back safely.
JACOB: If Benjamin must go with you, take gifts for the governor. Also take along twice the amount of money for the grain, because there must have been some mistake when the money was put back in your sacks.
JOSEPH [to his servants]: Take these men to my house so they can eat with me at noon. Give them water to wash their feet and take care of their donkeys.
NARRATOR: When Joseph came home, his brothers gave him the gifts they had brought and bowed down to him.
JOSEPH: How are you? What about your elderly father? Is he still alive?
BROTHERS: Your servant our father is still alive and well.
JOSEPH: This must be your youngest brother. God bless you, my son.
NARRATOR: Joseph rushed off to his room and cried because of his love for Benjamin. When he came back, he was served at a table by himself and his brothers were served at another. They were surprised when they were seated in front of him according to their ages, from the oldest to the youngest. They were served food from Joseph’s table, and Benjamin was given five times as much as each of the others.
Answer the following questions about today’s story: