Crime Against Joseph Revealed In The Book Of Genesis

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Like any being God is able to mature, and throughout Genesis you can see the progression from a kid who likes to smash things into someone who respects life and thinks over situations. Comparing the crime against Joseph committed by his brothers to other stories in Genesis such as Cain and Abel or Esau and Jacob shows how when God used a more “hands off” approach, people could learn to forgive by themselves. In Genesis, in the Cain and Able story God was young punished immediately and harshly, which created turmoil between Humans and God. During this story Cain became jealous of his brother Abel and killed him. God immediately looked down upon Cain and treated him to the harshest of punishments. Cain would have to walk the earth as an outcast and fugitive and whoever killed him would suffer a seven fold vengeance. Here it seems god has not even thought about what he has done. Cain now must live the rest of his life with this punishment. If god had given him a chance he could have atoned with what he had done. There one more story…show more content…
During this story Josephs three brothers plot to kill Joseph but instead sell him into slavery. Eventually Joseph becomes very high in power and his brothers go to him for help not knowing it is him. Joseph reveals himself to them and they are shocked. After a long time together Joseph is going to die soon so his brothers go to apologize to him. Joseph doesn’t accept there apology he says there isn’t anything to apologize for because God had planned for this to happen. “Do not be afraid! Am I in the place of God? Even though you intend to do harm to me, God intended it for good, in order to preserve a numerous people, as he is doing” (47.) This story shows how God had not even come close to the situation and people eventually worked things out on there own. Joseph and his three brothers had time and thus eventually were able to
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