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Pharaoh told Joseph that he could give to Jacob and his brothers the best of the land of Egypt.

Bible Study Tools

Bible Talk

Discuss with your children:

  • Has anyone ever offered something that you thought was the best?
      • How did it  make you feel?
      • How do you think Joseph’s family felt?
      • Do you think that his family took it for granted that they would get good land?

Creative Thinking

  • List all the reasons it was right and all the reasons it was wrong of Pharaoh to give the best of the land to Joseph’s family.

Homeschool Activities

  • Do you think that the Egyptians would be upset that Pharaoh allowed Joseph’s family to receive the best of the land? Why or why not?
  • Write a protest letter from a group of Egyptians to Pharaoh explaining why you are upset that Joseph’s family received the best of the land.
  • Create a billboard welcoming Joseph’s family.
  • Create a billboard protesting Joseph’s family receiving the best of the land.
  • Write a thank you letter to Pharaoh from Jacob or one of Joseph’s brothers.
  • Describe what would make the land good for Joseph’s family.
  • Some people take good things for granted. Why should we not take things for granted?
  • Write a poem, rap, or song from Joseph, Jacob or one of the brothers exclaiming how happy they are to be offered the best of the land by Pharaoh.