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Joseph tells about his second dream

Genesis 37:9

Then he had another dream, and he told it to his brothers. “Listen,” he said, “I had another dream, and this time the sun and moon and eleven stars were bowing down to me.

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Then he had another dream, and he told it to his brothers. “Listen,” he said, “I had another dream, and this time the sun and moon and eleven stars were bowing down to me.

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Joseph is one of the twelve sons of Jacob. Jacob loves Joseph more than any of his other sons, because Joseph has been born to him in his old age, and he is a son of his beloved wife Rachel. His brothers therefore are jealous of him and hate him.
Joseph dreams two dreams with a similar meaning. In the first dream his brothers' sheaves of grain bow down before Joseph’s sheaf.
In the second dream the sun, the moon and eleven stars bow down before Joseph. The meaning of this dream is that Joseph’s father, (step?)mother and his eleven brothers will bow before Joseph. When Joseph tells ofhis dreams, his brothers hate him all the more.

Parallels with the life of Jesus:
He too was the beloved Son of the Father. Gen. 37:3 cf. John 3:16
He testified about his future position of power, but was rejected and hated. Gen. 37:5 cf. Dan. 7:13-14, John 15:23-25, John 3:14-22

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