After two years of famine, with five more years to go, Joseph convinces his brothers to bring Israel and all his family to Egypt. Upon their arrival in Egypt, Joseph prepares his father, Israel, and several of his brothers to meet with Pharaoh. Joseph meticulously instructs them how to answer Pharaoh’s questions. Their responses to Pharaoh are a part of Joseph’s devised plan to get all of the members of Israel’s family settled in the land of Goshen. In Goshen is where the prophecy given to Abraham years earlier would be orchestrated by YeHoVaH.
In preparation for this study From Canaan to Goshen, please read Genesis 47:1-12.