Joseph’s mother was Rachel. Why is that significant, you may ask? Well, it may give insight as to why Jacob favored Joseph so much over his other 11 brothers . . . since Rachel was Jacob’s favorite wife and it took her several years to bear a child (Joseph was her first), it seems natural that Jacob would begin to favor Joseph over the other children born to Leah.
Today’s Bible Quiz question: What New Testament person can we see portrayed through the life of Joseph?