Joseph's family numbers 70. The number of nations in chapter 10 of Genesis is also 70. It means that Israel is the nucleus of the new humanity.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Some other connections between Joseph and Christ.
Another connection that I noticed this morning. When Pharaoh gives Joseph a wife, she is the daughter of an Egyptian priest. This means that Joseph unites kingship and priesthood in his reign. Again, this prefigures Christ's office as priest-king.