Joseph and the Coat of Many Colours

Ford Madox Brown — The Coat of Many Colours

Losing the Coat

What does it mean that Joseph loses his coat — that his brothers throw him in a pit and and return a blood soaked coat to his father? On an external level this is what all the bible stories are about: how a righteous person or nation loses its power, gets lost in a strange land, and then founds a nation or a home. But again, that is the more obvious layer.

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