Essay on The Old Bible By Moses
Feelings, however, are the most unreliable thing in the world? Now, let me prove that to you.
In the first book of the Old Bible, Moses wrote a story about Jacob. Later, God changed his name to Israel. (Genesis 32:28; 35:10) Anyhow, Israel became the father of ten sons. Then in his old age, a son, Joseph was born to his wife, Rachel. Joseph was Israel’s favorite son. Benjamin was born later, giving him a total of twelve sons.
Perhaps it was because Joseph was the son of his old age, but more than likely it was because he was the son of Rachel, that Jacob loved Joseph in a special way.(Genesis 37:3) This, of course, doesn’t mean that he didn’t love his other sons. Had he not cared about them, he would not have dispatched Joseph into the pasture lands to learn about their welfare. (Genesis 37:14)
Joseph was about seventeen years old when his father made a special coat for him. It wasn’t red or purple or green or blue. It was red and purple and green and blue. It was a coat of many colors. (Genesis 37:3)
That coat caused Joseph’s brothers to become bitterly jealous toward him. (Genesis 37:11) However, they knew of nothing they could do about it. Then one day after Joseph’s brothers had been…