The priests are supplied with food from Pharaoh, so Joseph has no reason to take their land.

Bible Study Tools

Bible Talk

Discuss with your children:

  • What is a priest?
  • What is the job of a priest?
  • Why would Pharaoh give the priests food for free?
  • How do you feel when someone gets something and you don’t?
  • Do you think that it is fair that the priests got food and the other people didn’t?

Creative Thinking

  • How do you think that it began that the priests were given free food?
  • Think of all the reasons why the priests would receive free food from Pharaoh.

Homeschooling Activities

  • Write a journal entry for a priest that felt badly about getting free food while so many people were starving and paying for food with their livestock and their land.
  • Write a dialogue between a priest and a friend talking about the friend selling everything that he has and the priest receiving free food and being able to stay on his land.
  • Make a comic strip about the priest receiving free food.
  • Write a letter from a person being moved to a new location by Joseph who passes the land where the priests lived. How does the person explain to someone in another country what is happening and how s/he feels.
  • Write a newspaper article about everyone having to move location because they sold their land, except for the priests who are given food by Pharaoh.
  • Write a song, poem or journal entry from the point of view of the land of the priest and how it feels.
  • Write a journal entry from Joseph‘s point of view. Explain how Joseph felt handing out free food to the priests when people had nothing left and were starving.