Understanding the Scriptures
Studying the Scriptures
Do activity A as you study Genesis 46.
Joseph: A Type of Christ
One special way some ancient prophets bore witness of Christ was by the way they lived or by the things that happened to them. By carefully looking at the lives of the prophets we see patterns, or types, of what would happen to the Savior or what the Savior would do or say. Joseph’s life in Egypt had many of these types.
Review the story of Joseph (see Genesis 37–46). List as many details as you can about Joseph’s life that either are like what happened to Jesus Christ or that teach us something about the Savior. You may want to discuss this activity with others to create a large list. Some students have found as many as fifteen to twenty different things in the scriptures about Joseph that are a type of Christ.
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