By Terri L. Fivash
Sold by his brothers into slavery in a strange land, the pain in Joseph’s ankles matched the pain in his heart. Where now was El Shaddai? but Jetur, The Ishmaelite merchant saw something special in him. By prayerful diligence Joseph worked his way into the confidence of his new owner, Potiphar. “At this rate you’ll be running the entire country before you are done, “ teased a scribe. Soon slaves were scrambling to meet his needs as he had for others.
But hear-rending rumors from home, of the deaths of Er and Onan, of the affair of Judah and Tamar, exacted their toll. And success has its snares. Her name was Lady Tanefret. She had connections, and she had Potiphar. But it was not Potiphar that she wanted.
Based upon meticulous research, Fivash paints a compelling panorama of Egyptian society, with authentic Egyptian names, clothing, and customs, and draws us deeply into Joseph’s world. You will cheer as he maintains his integrity through prison and through the labyrinth of court intrigues to become the ruler under Pharaoh. You will delight in his conquest of the heart of beautiful Asenath. And you will be left with a deeper faith in his God.