Understanding God's Purpose
Michael R. Grigoni Miles Custis
OverviewJoseph was favored by his father. But his life took a tragic turn when his brothers sold him in to slavery. Joseph: Understanding God's Purpose will help you gain insights into Joseph's story as you explore the themes, context, and cultural background of the text. Discussion questions will help you apply what you've learned to your own life. This Bible character study, edited by Michael R. Grigoni and written by Derek R. Brown, Miles Custis, Douglas Mangum, and Matthew M. Whitehead, will help you dig deep into the life of Joseph. Walk with Joseph and discover what it means to trust God no matter what your circumstance.
Setting the Stage: Explore theme, literary context, and the histrical and cultural backgrounds of Joseph's story.
A Closer Look: Explore the narrative while considering issues of interpretation, original language, and theology.
Throughout the Bible: Examine references to the narrative elsewhere in the Bible.
Beyond the Bible: Consider references to the narrative in ancient documents and extracanonical texts and references and by theologians, the church fathers, and contemporary thinkers.
Application: Explore the event's relevance to your journey of faith.
Author BioMichael R. Grigoni previously served as Logos Bible Software's managing editor of Bible reference and as the Studies in Faithful Living series editor. He holds a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School.
Miles Custis is the author of The End of the Matter: Understanding the Epilogue of Ecclesiastes. He is a Faithlife Study Bible contributing editor, the coauthor of Lexham Bible Guides: Genesis Collection, and the coauthor of the Studies in Faithful Living volumes. He holds a Master of Arts in biblical studies from Trinity Western University.
Douglas Mangum is the general editor of the Lexham Bible Guides and the Lexham Methods Series, a contributing editor for the Faithlife Study Bible, and an associate editor for the Lexham Bible Dictionary, all with Lexham Press and Faithlife. He has also taught courses on the Bible, Judaism, and religion.; Matthew M. Whitehead is co-author for the Studies in Faithful Living series and a contributing editor for the Faithlife Study Bible. He is also a regular contributor to Bible Study Magazine and the Lexham Bible Dictionary.; Derek Brown is a contributing editor of the Faithlife Study Bible and co-author of the Studies in Faithful Living series. He is also a regular contributor to Bible Study Magazine and an associate editor for the Lexham Bible Dictionary.