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.

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.

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