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Joseph was finally reunited with his father named Jacob, who had been renamed Israel, and Jacob was so happy to see Joseph alive again that he was O.K. with dying because he was very old by this time. Before he died he blessed all twelve of his sons, each with a different, highly creative blessing. Ruben he cursed for doing something with his bed or his couch, I’m not quite sure what and haven’t been able to find out, but whatever it is it was probably very disturbing. A couple of the other sons were cursed for being violent, but as Jacob went along he did give several of his sons good blessing such as Joseph, who he had always favored. He eventually died and was buried with his kinsfolk.

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