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Joseph Into Goshen
The life of Joseph, the son of Jacob / Israel, was filled with extremes. He began as his father's favored son, from which his jealous brothers sold him as a slave into Egypt (see Joseph's Coat Of Jealousy).
"37:28 Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt." (Genesis 37:28 KJV)
"God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive"
Unrealized at the time by all involved, it was actually the LORD (i.e. Christ - see 'Before Abraham Was, I AM') that arranged Joseph's entry into Egypt, as was later made known to Joseph, who thereafter made it known to the treacherous brothers that sold him away i.e. "50:20 But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive" (Genesis 50:20 KJV). Even as a slave to Potiphar in Goshen, Joseph was blessed by the LORD.
"39:2 And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian. 39:3 And his master saw that the LORD was with him, and that the LORD made all that he did to prosper in his hand. 39:4 And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand." (Genesis 39:2-4 KJV)
Joseph's apparent problems did not end however. He would soon be thrown into prison after a false accusation by his master's immoral wife.
"39:7 And it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me.
But again, the LORD caused Joseph to rise in stature, even in prison. The LORD allowed Joseph to be thrown into prison because, with the LORD's help, Joseph would rise to become the Prime Minister of Egypt, second only to the Pharaoh himself, thereby fulfilling the reason that the LORD had Joseph's brothers deliver him into Egypt in the first place (see Joseph's Dreams).
"39:21 But the LORD was with Joseph, and showed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison. 39:22 And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph's hand all the prisoners that were in the prison; and whatsoever they did there, he was the doer of it. 39:23 The keeper of the prison looked not to any thing that was under his hand; because the LORD was with him, and that which he did, the LORD made it to prosper." (Genesis 39:21-23 KJV)
Fact Finder: As stated in Genesis 37:28 (quoted above), Joseph was sold to Midianites who took him as a slave to Egypt. Over four centuries later, was a Midianite a key ally (and father in law) to Moses at the time of the Exodus when the Israelites were liberated from slavery?