Joseph lived for 110 years – which seems like a long time to us, but was significantly shorter than the lives of his ancestors, including his father Jacob, who died at the age of 147.
Only a small part – just 11 years – of Joseph’s life was spent in the land of Canaan. About 93 years were spent in Egypt.
Some of the ages mentioned above are calculated from other details. For example, the age at which he left Paddan-aram, how old he was when he interpreted the dream for the butler and the baker, and his age when Jacob died.
The synchronisation of ages between Jacob and Joseph is found through computation, based on the following facts.
Thus we can say that Joseph was 39 years old when Jacob went to Egypt.
Interestingly, this synchronisation also allows us to work out that Jacob was 91 years old when Joseph was born.
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This family tree concentrates on Joseph and his family. As a result, Abraham’s brothers and Lot are excluded and Keturah’s children are not named with the exception of Midian whose descendants are mentioned in the sale of Joseph into slavery.
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If you are looking for maps from Joseph’s time, see our blog post “Joseph: maps”.
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