- Joseph throws his arms around his brothers, and he hugs and kisses them all. When Phar´aoh hears that Joseph’s brothers have come, he tells Joseph: ‘Let them take wagons and go get their father and their families and come back here. I will give them the best land in all Egypt.’
That is what they did. Here you can see Joseph meeting his father when he came to Egypt with his whole family.
Jacob’s family had become very big. Altogether there were 70 when they moved to Egypt, counting Jacob and his children and grandchildren. But there were also the wives, and probably many servants too. These all settled in Egypt. They were called Israelites, because God had changed the name of Jacob to Israel. The Israelites became a very special people to God, as we will see later.
- Jacob Family Move to Egypt