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When Jacob finally agreed to let Benjamin go with his brothers to get food from Joseph he told the brothers to go to the man that they knew. But did the brothers really know him?

Bible Study Tools

Bible Talk

Discuss with your children:

  • Name people that you know.
    • How well do you know these people?
  • Do we ever really know what people are thinking or what they do when we are not with them?

Creative Thinking

  • Jacob said that his sons knew Joseph. Make a list of things that you think are important to really know someone.

Homeschool Activities

  • The brothers really did not know Joseph. They did not even recognize him. Explain what it means to really know someone.
  • Do you think that people really know you? Write a letter to someone telling them about the real you.
  • Do you think that the brothers believed that they knew Joseph? Make a chart with things that they would have thought that they did know about Joseph and things that they did not know.
  • Think of someone (dead or alive) that you would really like to know. Interview the person or do research about him/her and write about the real person that you have come to know.
  • Write about someone that you would like to know better. Tell what you do know and what you would like to know.
  • Make a flyer for parents or children explaining how to get to know their children or siblings better.
  • Do you think that Joseph really knew his brothers? Back up your position with proof from the Bible story.