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JOSEPH
December 11

Symbols: Coat of many Colors, Sheaf, Silver Coins

Joseph's brothers were furious that their father favored their younger brother above all of them, and when Jacob gave Joseph an expensive, many-colored coat, they conspired against him.

Like Christ, Joseph was sold for silver, but the hand of God led him to become a leader of the nation of Egypt. Later, his brothers, leaders of the Chosen People after their father Jacob, came to Egypt and settled under his rule. The many-colored coat has become the symbol of Joseph, since it was so instrumental in his life.

Recommended Readings: Genesis 37:3-4, 12-24, 28; 45:3-13

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