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"Bring Down My Gray Hairs With Sorrow To The Grave"

(Magill's Quotations in Context)

Context: Of his twelve sons, Jacob loved best the two whom Rachel, his most beloved wife, had born him, Joseph and Benjamin. But Jacob's other sons, resenting the favors shown to Joseph, Rachel's older son, sold him to a company of Ishmaelite or Midianite merchants. The merchants in turn sold him to Potiphar of Egypt. After thirteen years of trying vicissitudes, Joseph was elevated to a position next to that of Pharaoh himself, having warned the land of a coming famine through an interpretation of Pharaoh's dreams. The people of Canaan being victimized by the famine, which came seven years after Joseph's warning, the sons of Jacob went into Egypt to buy corn from the...

(The entire section is 235 words.)