“We have found the one about whom Moses in the Law and also the Prophets wrote – Jesus the son of Joseph, from Nazareth.” (John 1:45)
Joseph’s life in Egypt (Genesis 39:1-45:28)
Joseph, sold into slavery in Egypt, used his gift of interpreting dreams to advise Pharaoh about a coming famine. Eventually, his brothers came to Egypt seeking food, leading to an emotional family reunion.
Joseph is betrayed by his brothers (Genesis 37:1-36)
Joseph was the favourite son of Jacob, which caused jealousy among his brothers. They sold him into slavery in Egypt, where he later rose to power. The betrayal of Joseph was later reflected in the betrayal of Jesus.
Joseph’s Life in Egypt (Genesis 39:1 – 41:57)
This remarkable ‘Joseph’ window tells almost the entire story of the lives of both Joseph and St Joseph, the foster-father of Christ. Various events from the life of Joseph are paired with similar events in the later life of St Joseph. This is because one was understood to foreshadow the other. The window, which is by Hardmans, dates to 1882 and is found within the rosary shrine of Our Lady & St Dominic, London.
The Death of Joseph (Genesis 50:22-26)
The stained glass scene pictures the death of Joseph in Egypt, with his eleven brothers surrounding him. On his deathbed, Joseph asked that his remains be taken back to his homeland.