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The Three Descents and Ascents of Joseph
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pit, second, Israel, ascents, commonality, resurrection, Sheol, famine, death, burial, consent, obedience, Exodus, Pharaoh, Genesis, grain, shaved, typological, Egypt, descend
the three                of Joseph
1. he's dropped into the       , and lifted out of the pit
2. he's dropped into            to serve as a slave, but then he is hired as a servant of Potiphar
after the incident with Potifar's wife he makes Joseph                one more time
3. dropped into prison but ascends once again to the court of               
Genesis 41:14: Then Pharaoh sent adn called Joseph, and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon, and when he had              himself and changed his clothes, he came in before the Pharaoh.
in the court of Pharaoh, Joseph will interpret the Pharaoh's dreams
leads to his promotion of being              in command to all those in Egypt
Genesis 41:39-44
Moreover Pharaoh said to Joseph, "I am Pharaoh, and without your                no man shall lift up hand or foot in all the land of Egypt."
Joseph will be able to exploit his good position in Egypt for the advantage of his family
when famine hits, he provided for his family
parallel to Jesus
in both cases it appears as though the tragic death of the person in question had brought to a close the life of one favored by God
but in both cases, the brush with            is not only overturned, but leads to life for many
Joseph: food for thousands in             
Jesus: the offer of eternal life to any who turn to him in faith and                   
figural and                        interpretation
one story that provides a type or a figure for another story that is to come
e.g. Joseph being dropped into pit foreshadows Jesus being laid out for his             
the artist wants us to reflect on the                        of these two stories
both examples cast light on the other
Christian artists regularly compared Joseph's dropping into the pit with Jesus' death on the cross
moving out of the pit describes a moment of                         
perhaps a fourth ascent outside the book of               
book of              and Israelites take special care to secure Joseph's body to the promised land
Exodus 13:19 And Moses took the bones of Joseph with him; for Joseph had solemnly sworn the people of             , saying, "God will visit you; then you must carry my bones with you from here."
when Israel leaves Egypt, Joseph's bones follow with them to the land of Israel
Psalm 30:1-3
"O LORD, thou has brought up my soul from           , restored me to life from among those gone down to the Pit."
just as Joseph having arrived in the Pharaoh's court has returned to life from the pit and through providing            has offered life to thousands
Eponymous Ancestors in the Bible
The Story of Jacob and his Sons
The Biblical Motif of First Born Son
The Shepherd Motif
Joseph's Dreams
The Problematic of Chosenness: Samuel and Joseph
Joseph in the Pit: Descent and Ascent
The Three Descents and Ascents of Joseph
Change in the Non-Elect
Joseph's Prison Dreams
The Symbolic of Joseph's Dreams as Service Not Power
Judah Pleads to Joseph for Benjamin
Judah as Most Important Son of Jacob
The Concept of Salvator Mundi
Transition from Israel to Jesus
Elijah and the Restoration of Israel
Preparing for the Restoration
Historical Jesus and the Importance of Criteria
The Historical Jesus and the Criteria of Coherence
Jesus: Who Do You Say I Am?
Chosenness and Responsibility to Love and Service
Discipleship as Service to Others
The Travel Narrative: Humanity's Blindness
Who was Responsible for the Death of Jesus
Rembrandt's Depictions of the Trial of Jesus