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Torah PORTIONS seeks to encourage Christians to become familiar with the five books of Moses. On these pages you can follow, read and hear the weekly portions from the Torah. We have created the structure of PORTIONS as a hub for teachers and students to link up, share with one another, and to focus on the weekly Torah portion.

 

Parasha: Vayigash

The Revelation of Joseph

Joseph's brothers did not recognize him. Likewise, for most of the last two thousand years, most Jewish people have not realized that Jesus is Jewish.

Joseph himself revealed his identity to his brothers. Unlike Jacob, Judah, and Tamar, Joseph did not hold up any personal items (such as his coat or a staff and seal) and say, “Please recognize.” Rather he removed the mask himself, declaring, “I am Joseph.” As he did so, he interrupted the cycle of concealed identities. Though Jacob concealed his identity from Isaac, Leah from Jacob, and Tamar from Judah—Joseph revealed his own identity to his brothers.

Joseph’s reconciliation with his brothers can be understood as a prophetic portent...

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