noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Iōsēph, from Hebrew Yōsēph Date: 14th century 1. capitalized a. a son of Jacob who according to the account in Genesis rose to high political office in Egypt after being sold into slavery by his brothers b. the husband of Mary the mother of Jesus according to the Gospel accounts 2. a long cloak worn especially by women in the 18th century

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  • JOSEPH — (Heb. יְהוֹסֵף, יוֹסֵף), son of jacob and Rachel. He was born in Paddan Aram after his mother had been barren for seven years (Gen. 29:20, 30; 30:22–24, 25; 31:41). Nothing is related of his childhood. Joseph and His Brothers At the age of 17… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Joseph — • The eleventh son of Jacob, the firstborn of Rachel, and the immediate ancestor of the tribes of Manasses and Ephraim Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Joseph     Joseph      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • joseph — ● joseph nom masculin (de Joseph Montgolfier, nom propre) Type de papier filtre. Joseph selon la Genèse, patriarche hébreu, 11e fils de Jacob et prem. fils de Rachel. Vendu par ses frères, il devint intendant de Putiphar, officier du pharaon puis …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Joseph — may refer to:People with the name Joseph: * Joseph (name), about the given name * Joseph (surname), for people with the last name Joseph * Jose, shortened name * Saint Joseph (disambiguation), for saints named Joseph * Joseph (Hebrew Bible) *… …   Wikipedia

  • JOSEPH — JOSEPH, pioneer family in Canadian business and Jewish life. The Canadian Jewish branch of the Joseph family (some converted to Catholicism and others intermarried with Protestants) was founded by HENRY JOSEPH (1775–1832), a nephew of Aaron Hart …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • JOSEPH — JOSEPH, British family. SIR SAMUEL GEORGE (originally GLUCKSTEIN ) JOSEPH (1888–1944) was born in London and was an officer in the British army in Salonika, Egypt, and France in World War I, being twice mentioned in dispatches. He later became… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Joseph — Joseph, OR U.S. city in Oregon Population (2000): 1054 Housing Units (2000): 543 Land area (2000): 0.853569 sq. miles (2.210734 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.853569 sq. miles (2.210734 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

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  • Joseph — (Port Charlotte,США) Категория отеля: Адрес: 4423 Joseph Street, Port Charlotte, FL 33948, С …   Каталог отелей

  • Joseph — m English and French form of the biblical Hebrew name Yosef, meaning ‘(God) shall add (another son)’. This was borne by the favourite son of Jacob, whose brothers became jealous of him and sold him into slavery (Genesis 37). He was taken to Egypt …   First names dictionary

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