Joseph (Joh´sif)

The name of several men who figure prominently in the biblical narrative. 1 The oldest son of Rachel, favorite wife of the patriarch Jacob. Joseph appears in the tradition as one of the fathers of the tribes of Israel (Gen 49:22-26). The tribe of Joseph divided into Ephraim and Manasseh when, in the history of the tribal league, Levi left the tribal structure (Gen 48:8-22). Joseph plays the central role in (Gen 37:1-50:26). 2 The father of Igal, who was one of the spies Moses sent into Canaan (Num 13:7). 3 A musician in the service of David (1Chr 25:2; 1Chr 25:9). 4 A priest in the time of Joiakim (Neh 12:14). 5 One of the sons of priests who in the time of Ezra divorced the foreign women they had married (Ezra 10:42). 6 The son of Jacob (Matt 1:16) or Heli (Luke 3:23), the husband of Mary (Matt 1:16), and, in the eyes of his compatriots, the father of Jesus (Luke 4:22; John 1:45; John 6:42). A descendant of David (Matt 1:20), he was unwilling to publicly set aside his pregnant betrothed, which showed him to be a just man (Matt 1:19). 7 A high-ranking (Luke 23:50), rich (Matt 27:57), and honorable (Mark 15:34) Jew from Arimathea who wrapped the body of the crucified Jesus in a linen shroud and buried him in a tomb newly cut from rock (Luke 23:53), perhaps the tomb he had had prepared for himself (Matt 27:60). He is called a disciple of Jesus (Matt 27:57; John 19:38). 8 The name of three ancestors of Joseph, the husband of Mary (Luke 3:26; Luke 3:30; Luke 3:34). 9 A follower of Jesus, also called Barsabbas, surnamed Justus, who was not chosen to replace Judas as one of the twelve disciples when he, along with Matthias, was put forward for that position (Acts 1:23). 10 An early Christian, surnamed Barnabas (Acts 4:36), who along with Paul was sent on a missionary journey by the church in Antioch (Acts 13:2). A later dispute over a traveling companion led them to go their separate ways (Acts 15:36-39). 11 One of the sons of Mary and a brother of Jesus (Matt 13:55) who bore the Greek rather than the Hebrew form of the name (Joses). 12 A brother of James the younger (Mark 15:40, Mark 15:47, “Joses”; cf. Matt 27:56, “Joseph”), perhaps identical with 11.

Gen 49:22-26

22Joseph is a fruitful bough,
a fruitful bough by a spring;
his branches run over the wall.23The archers fiercely attacked him;
they shot at him and pressed him ... View more

Gen 48:8-22

8When Israel saw Joseph's sons, he said, “Who are these?”9Joseph said to his father, “They are my sons, whom God has given me here.” And he said, “Bring them to ... View more

Gen 37:1-50:26

Joseph Dreams of Greatness
1Jacob settled in the land where his father had lived as an alien, the land of Canaan.2This is the story of the family of Jacob.
Jose ... View more

Num 13:7

7from the tribe of Issachar, Igal son of Joseph;

1Chr 25:2

2Of the sons of Asaph: Zaccur, Joseph, Nethaniah, and Asarelah, sons of Asaph, under the direction of Asaph, who prophesied under the direction of the king.

1Chr 25:9

9The first lot fell for Asaph to Joseph; the second to Gedaliah, to him and his brothers and his sons, twelve;

Neh 12:14

14of Malluchi, Jonathan; of Shebaniah, Joseph;

Ezra 10:42

42Shallum, Amariah, and Joseph.

Matt 1:16

16and Jacob the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus was born, who is called the Messiah.

Luke 3:23

The Ancestors of Jesus
23Jesus was about thirty years old when he began his work. He was the son (as was thought) of Joseph son of Heli,

Matt 1:16

16and Jacob the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus was born, who is called the Messiah.

Luke 4:22

22All spoke well of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his mouth. They said, “Is not this Joseph's son?”

John 1:45

45Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth.”

John 6:42

42They were saying, “Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he now say, ‘I have come down from heaven’?”

Matt 1:20

20But just when he had resolved to do this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as yo ... View more

Matt 1:19

19Her husband Joseph, being a righteous man and unwilling to expose her to public disgrace, planned to dismiss her quietly.

Luke 23:50

The Burial of Jesus
50Now there was a good and righteous man named Joseph, who, though a member of the council,

Matt 27:57

The Burial of Jesus
57When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who was also a disciple of Jesus.

Mark 15:34

34At three o'clock Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

Luke 23:53

53Then he took it down, wrapped it in a linen cloth, and laid it in a rock-hewn tomb where no one had ever been laid.

Matt 27:60

60and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn in the rock. He then rolled a great stone to the door of the tomb and went away.

Matt 27:57

The Burial of Jesus
57When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who was also a disciple of Jesus.

John 19:38

The Burial of Jesus
38After these things, Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus, though a secret one because of his fear of the Jews, asked Pilate to ... View more

Luke 3:26

26son of Maath, son of Mattathias, son of Semein, son of Josech, son of Joda,

Luke 3:30

30son of Simeon, son of Judah, son of Joseph, son of Jonam, son of Eliakim,

Luke 3:34

34son of Jacob, son of Isaac, son of Abraham, son of Terah, son of Nahor,

Acts 1:23

23So they proposed two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was also known as Justus, and Matthias.

Acts 4:36

36There was a Levite, a native of Cyprus, Joseph, to whom the apostles gave the name Barnabas (which means “son of encouragement”).

Acts 13:2

2While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.”

Acts 15:36-39

Paul and Barnabas Separate
36After some days Paul said to Barnabas, “Come, let us return and visit the believers in every city where we proclaimed the word of t ... View more

Matt 13:55

55Is not this the carpenter's son? Is not his mother called Mary? And are not his brothers James and Joseph and Simon and Judas?

Mark 15:40

40There were also women looking on from a distance; among them were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joses, and Salome.

Mark 15:47

47Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses saw where the body was laid.

Matt 27:56

56Among them were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

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