The Bible Story of Joseph's Coat of Many Colors - Joseph, son of Jacob and Rachel, resided in the realm of Canaan with his family of at least twelve siblings. He was Rachel's firstborn and Jacob's eleventh son. Of all his sons, Joseph was the favorite of his father, signified by the gift of a "long coat of many colors".  In addition to the coat of many colors, Joseph had two dreams that caused his brothers to resent him and plot his ruin.  These dreams symbolized Joseph's apparent supremacy and provoked his brothers to betray him. 

According to Genesis, his brothers then contrived against him and would have killed him if the eldest brother Reuben had not injected. As an alternative, he convinced them to throw Joseph into a pit and secretly intended to rescue him later. However, while Reuben was away, the others decided to sell him to a group of Ishmaelite traders. When the traveling Ishmaelites appeared, the brothers pulled Joseph up and sold him to the merchants for 20 pieces of silver. The brothers then soaked Joseph's coat in goat blood and presented it to their father, declaring that Joseph had been killed by wild beasts.

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