Genesis 47 : Supply and Demand

Genesis 47 : Supply and Demand
Having seen the famine coming in advance and stored up grain to last through the hard times, Joseph finds himself in an opportune position to charge excessive prices for his grain. First he gets the Egyptians to give him all of their money, when that is gone, he gets them to sell him their livestock. ...

Seasons Greetings!

Seasons Greetings!
Seasons greetings from your friends at Faith is Fraud! In the spirit of the holiday season, I thought it might be an opportune time to remind our readers that even though the God of the Bible and Santa Claus have a lot in common, Santa Claus is a actually based on a real person. While ...

Genesis 46 : Jacob Moves to Egypt

Genesis 46 : Jacob Moves to Egypt
In the last chapter, Joseph, now the second most powerful man in Egypt, finally let his family know who he was (after a little bit of cruel trickery). In this chapter, Joseph convinces his family to move to the nearby land of Goshen so that they can weather the famine close to Egypt’s food supplies. ...

Genesis 45 : Surprise!

Genesis 45 : Surprise!
Having tormented his captives, the sons of Israel, nearly to the breaking point, Joseph decides to let them in on little secret : he is their long lost brother. Joseph tells his brothers to return home and fetch their father, and, boy are they going to have some explaining to do. Many years ago, Joseph’s ...

Genesis 44 : Joseph Frames Benjamin

Genesis 44 : Joseph Frames Benjamin
Joseph, still in disguise as an Egyptian, has his steward put his special silver cup into Benjamin’s sack, so that he can frame his brother for stealing it. When his brothers leave for home, Joseph sends his steward to go bring them back. Someone has stolen his cup! Whoever has done this will become Joseph’s ...

GENESIS 43 : Crawling Back

GENESIS 43 : Crawling Back
Desperate and out of food, Joseph’s half-brothers have no choice but to come crawling back to beg for more. In the last chapter, Joseph, while disguising himself as an Egyptian, imprisoned his half-brother, Simeon, and told the rest of his half-brothers never to return to Egypt unless they bring their father’s favorite son, Benjamin. With ...

Genesis 42 : Joseph’s Revenge

Genesis 42 : Joseph's Revenge
Previously, through interpreting Pharaoh’s dream about some skinny cows eating some fat cows, Joseph prophesied that there would be a a great famine in the land. Having spent the last seven years making preparations, Joseph and Pharaoh have a sizeable supply of food saved up. Unfortunately, Joseph’s family did not make preparations for the famine. ...

Genesis 41: Feast and Famine

Genesis 41: Feast and Famine
  In this chapter, Pharaoh has a series of bad dreams which none of his advisers can explain. The dreams go something like this: seven fat cows are consumed by seven skinny cows, or seven healthy stalks of grain are consumed by seven sickly stalks.  Pharaoh’s butler remembers that his prison buddy, Joseph, is good ...

Ideas for Another Biblical Fan-Fiction Series

Hey Gang, I’ll be finishing a work major project in a few days here. After that, I should have a lot more free time on my hands. Once I get back to writing regular posts, I’m thinking about starting another biblical fan-fiction series. Do you have any suggestions for a new series? Thanks for your ...

Genesis 40 : The Butler and the Baker

Genesis 40 : The Butler and the Baker
Joseph, now imprisoned on the false charges of making unwanted advances on Potiphar’s wife, makes two unlikely friends . One is Pharaoh’s baker and the other is Pharaoh’s butler. These men each have strange dreams which they relate to Joseph. The butler dreamt of a vine with three branches which he used to make wine ...