1a. Describe how Joseph created the perfect tests of his brothers from their arrival in Egypt to the moment Joseph disclosed his identity to his brothers. Use biblical citations. This is a biblical citation: Gen 39:2-20. (See How to Read the Bible, Week 1, for more on biblical citations.)
1b. Why do you think Joseph tested his brothers and delayed revealing his true identity?
1.c What helpful information was provided in the footnotes of your NRSV study Bible? Paraphrase and cite, or quote and cite. Here is an example from Gen 37:3:
Theodore Hiebert, editor of Genesis in The New Interpreter’s Study Bible, New Revised Standard Version with the Apocrypha, explains that the adjective paired with robe in Gen 37:3 is difficult to translate. NRSV’s a long robe with sleeves replaced the traditional translation of “coat of many colors,” which was based on the assumption in the LXX (ancient Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible) that the uncommon adjective was “multicolored” (66).
To do this correctly you have to find out which scholar was responsible for the notes in Genesis. And you need to give the title and page number of your study Bible.