The Final Act. In a drama literally more than 2,300 years in the making, the book of Genesis comes to a climactic close. Joseph has made himself known to his brothers, but even though he has promised forgiveness and restoration to them, the guilty siblings are not so sure they are out of danger. Meanwhile, Jacob dies after 17 years in Egypt and details about his funeral give us even more proof that Jacob was indeed elevated to be a vassal king by the Pharaoh through Joseph. Find out the latest evidence, as archaeology and the Scripture come closer than ever before and see a brand new updated timeline for all the events from Joseph’s death to Exodus.