As Jacob lies on his death bed, he blesses his sons, establishing the 12 tribes of Israel and giving the first foreshadowing of Jesus Christ. Jacob then requests to be buries on the field of Machpelah, along with Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebekah, and his first wife Leah.
As Jacob nears death, he blesses Joseph’s two sons, making the younger, Ephraim ahead of the older.
Joseph presents his family to Pharaoh and they are given the land of Goshen. Joseph distributes food during the famine years. Jacob dies.
Jacob gathers all his descendants and moves them to Egypt at Joseph’s behest. The tribe of the descendants of Abraham is relocated from Canaan.
Joseph reveals himself to his brothers, tells them he was put in a position of power to save them, and commands that they move Jacob to Egypt to be with him.
Joseph’s brothers return to Egypt, bringing Benjamin and gifts and the silver that was discovered in their first sacks of grain. Joseph has them dine in his house, but does not reveal himself.
As famine spreads across the land, Joseph’s brother go to Egypt. Joseph recognizes them and tricks them, insisting that they bring Benjamin to Egypt. The brothers return and Jacob protests.
Joseph has a dream that he will be a ruler. His jealous brother sell him into slavery. Thinking Joseph is dead, Jacob mourns him.
Jacob commands his party to abandon their other gods. God makes a covenant to Jacob and renamed him Israel. Deborah, Rachel, and Isaac die and are buried in Bethel.
Shechem, son of a local ruler, rapes Jacob’s daughters. Jacob’s sons Levi and Simeon take retribution, kill the men and plunder their town.