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Joseph, OT and NT

Canisius | 09 May, 2006 14:42

In VIII,182, Dom Gueranger alludes again to the old notion that the Joseph of the Old Testament foreshadowed the Joseph of the New Testament. Here are a few thoughts along that line:

1) Joseph of the NT was the son of a man named "Jacob".
2)While folks often note that Jesus represents Israel in his "bondage" in Egypt and his "exodus" therefrom, it is less often pointed out that a man named Joseph led Jesus into Egypt to save him from mortal danger.
3) One of the outstanding characteristics of Joseph in the NT is that he receives divine instruction through dreams.

It's enough to make one think, anyway!


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