Bruce Baber (13 Jan 2011)
"To Marilyn Agee re Joseph and Jesus"

 
Hi Marilyn!
 
I could be wrong, but this is how it seems to me.  Joseph was given a gentile bride just before the seven years of famine. Perhaps this is a parallel to Jesus being given His bride (the church) before the seven years of tribulation.

However, the brothers of Joseph (founders of the Jewish tribes) join Joseph in the second year of famine.  This looks like it would have to refer to Jews coming to the Lord in the tribulation.
 
Perhaps the verse where John says I am your brother in tribulation...""I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation..." has a twofold meaning.  John was very much a brother in suffering persecution in his lifetime.  On another level perhaps it means that the Jews of the final generation will undergo tribulation.
 

I hope I have stated this well.  Oh, well.  We all watch, wait and will someday see.

 

YBIC

Bruce Baber