First son of Rachel, and one of the twelve sons of Jacob, he is a dreamer and visionary who is sold by his jealous brothers into slavery. He rises to power in the court of the Pharaoh of Egypt and prevents mass starvation due by predicting and preparing for a seven-year famine throughout the land. Thus, he becomes a savior to the Egyptians and to his own family as well.
Son of Jacob by Rachel; brother of Benjamin; he was sold into slavery by his brothers and became a high official within the Egyptian government; his sons Ephraim and Manasseh became tribes within Israel. See Chapter 2.
Joseph or Yosef (Hebrew: ×™×•Ö¹×¡Öµ×£, Standard Yosef Tiberian ; "He (The Lord) increases/may add") is a major figure in the Book of Genesis in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament). He was Jacob's eleventh son and Rachel's first.
Joseph is a given name originating from Hebrew, recorded in the Hebrew Bible, as ×™×•Ö¹×¡Öµ×£, Standard Hebrew Yosef, Tiberian Hebrew and Aramaic YÃ´sÄ“pÌ„. In Arabic, including in the Qur'an, the name is spelled ÙŠÙˆØ³Ù or YÅ«suf. The name can be translated from Hebrew as signifying "The Lord will increase/add".