Gen. 43-45 (character development)

Now, this is nice.  Joseph reveals himself and invites his family–foreigners–to live within the world superpower and to be welcomed as essentially citizens.

We’re not done with manipulation, but it ends well.

It strikes me that the characters in this narrative are well drawn.  We know they aren’t historical, but I think it is fascinating how much Judah acts like the responsible big brother.  Simeon & Levi are the older kids who are kind of screw ups.  Benjamin, the baby and the favorite everyone is trying to protect.  And Joseph, the smart one who is actually pretty mean.

I feel like there is a decent movie to be written about these guys.  And that doesn’t even mention some of the stuff with Reuben and his kids, which could be a porno.

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