The Story of Judah and his Family in Genesis 37–50

Jacob settled in the land where his father had lived as an alien, the land of Canaan. This is the story of the family of Jacob.

Joseph, being seventeen years old, was shepherding the flock with his brothers; he was a helper to the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father’s wives; and Joseph brought a bad report of them to their father. [..]

The story of Joseph and his brothers is one of the most beloved of the Bible. Our study will shift the focus to the other major player, Joseph’s brother Judah. He sold Joseph into enslavement, fathered a child with his daughter-in-law, and in the process became an ancestor of kings David and Jesus. As we look at his transformation, we can talk about persuasion, character, and unity, hopeful topics for our troubled time.

Paul Koptak

Tuesdays, Online, January 4, 11, 18, and 25.

We welcome Paul Koptak to Kenilworth Union Church. Paul will guide us for four weeks in study and conversation of the Old Testament.

Paul grew up in New Jersey, taught communication and Old Testament in Chicago at North Park Seminary, and loves living the retired life in Waynesville. Paul is an ordained minister of the Evangelical Covenant Church and a volunteer chaplain at Haywood Pathways Center.

Study Notes

Connect to the online Story of Judah and his Family in Genesis here.

December 26, 2021

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