Vayechi (Audio Portion)
The title says it all–vayechi–“and he lived”. But this is not just true of Jacob spending his last 17 years in Egypt but really of the entire generation of two nations that lives because of Joseph. Jacob’s preparations to leave this earth, as well as those of his son’s Joseph that we will get at the end, range from the sensible to the surprising. Why does Jacob feel the need to adopt two of Joseph’s own sons as his own? Why is it that the way Jacob’s body is treated in Egypt gives us clues to Jacob’s real status as one of the greatest funeral processions ever recorded sojourns to Canaan to let the patriarch rest? And how is it that the most important prophecy Joseph ever gives is right at the end of his life? Find out as we explore Egyptian archaeology and history to reveal the truth!