Updated 2001-05-26; 14:31:50utc. Actually, this division into so many sequential events is somewhat arbitrary, as are all outlines of Biblical books, and the list varies according to the grouping. 6. (1-4) Jacob's testimony of God's promise. 48:15 "He blessed Joseph" Obviously these two boys (v. 16) were receiving the patriarchal blessing of Joseph (v. 15). a. Luz is another name for Bethel, where Jacob first met God. After these things. Genesis 48:14, 17, 19. A. Jacob calls for his sons. 2 And one told Jacob, and said, Behold, thy son Joseph cometh unto thee: and Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed. 8. Genesis 48:14. What did Jacob prophesy and promise about Joseph's children? GENESIS 48. Which son of Joseph was the first-born? 49:8-12). What sin had Reuben committed against his father, which caused him to lose his blessing? 5. Genesis 48 We are not told how many years later this last scene of Jacob's life takes place. Genesis 48 - Commentary by Rev. John Calvin’s Bible Commentary; Genesis; Genesis 48; John Calvin’s Bible Commentary << Genesis 47 | Genesis 48 | Genesis 49 >> (Read all of Genesis 48) Verse 1. Vs. 1 says: "Some time later Joseph was told, 'Your father is ill.'" When Joseph comes to visit his father he brings his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim, with him. Genesis 48:1 "And it came to pass after these things, that [one] told Joseph, Behold, thy father [is] sick: and he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim." God will be with you (Genesis 48:21): God gives the mature believer the opportunity to encourage others with the promise of God’s presence C. Joseph as a picture of Jesus (list continued from the end of Genesis 41). Genesis 48:21. 49:22-26) of the firstborn, while Judah was to receive the Messianic line (cf. Genesis 48 - Jacob Blesses Joseph's Sons. Jacob still remembers this outstanding encounter he had with the Lord. (Genesis 48:1-4) 1 And it came to pass after these things, that one told Joseph, Behold, thy father is sick: and he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim. Moses now passes to the last act of Jacob's life, which, as we shall see, was especially worthy of remembrance. In his second appearing, he did not first go to his brothers; they came to him. 1. Genesis 48:14. 7. John Schultz. From Genesis 49 it seems that Joseph was receiving the double inheritance rights (cf. His brethren were driven out of their own land. To which son did Jacob, by the Spirit, give the greater blessing? This chapter relates the ninth in the series of episodes comprising the hdlwt of Jacob, as we outlined at the beginning of Gen. 37.