Joseph's Jealousy

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The reason Joseph is sold into slavery is because his brothers are jealous of him. The explanation for their jealousy toward Joseph is in the book of Genesis. The Bible explains that their father (Israel) loves Joseph above all his other sons since he happens to be “the child of his father’s old age.” (The Norton Anthology World Literature, pg. 180) However, there is another motive for his brothers’ jealousy which occurs when Joseph tells them he has the ability to interpret dreams. The jealousy Joseph’s brothers have toward him will bring about hate, deception and the sale of Joseph into slavery. For example, Joseph tells his brothers about a dream and then interprets the dream for them. Although Joseph tells his brothers that according
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