Joseph, the Favorite
Jacob had 12 sons. One
of the sons, Joseph, was his favorite. He loved Joseph so
much that he gave him a beautiful coat of many colors.
Joseph's brothers did
not like all the attention their father gave to Joseph. They
were angry against Joseph, but did not know what to do.
One day Jacob said to
Joseph, "Your brothers have gone away to another place
to graze the sheep. They have been gone a while. Can you go
to your brothers and make sure all is well with them?"
Joseph traveled through
the countryside to find his brothers. They saw him in the
distance and said, "There is Joseph! What shall we do
The brothers agreed to
take Joseph's coat away and throw him into an empty well.
A little later, some traders passed by on their way to Egypt.
The brothers wanted to get rid of Joseph, so they sold him
to the traders. This meant Joseph would be taken to Egypt
to become a slave.
When the brothers returned
home, they lied to their father and told him that Joseph had
been eaten by a wild animal.
Can you find your way
through Joseph's colored coat? When you are finished, color