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March 21, 2017: Genesis 48
Jacob, nearing the end of his life, decides to "adopt" Joseph's two oldest sons, Manasseh and Ephraim, and make their inheritance equal with the other sons of Israel. As Jacob is blesing the two children of Joseph, he crosses his hands, and places his right hand on the younger brother, Ephraim. When Joseph notices, he tries to correct his father's "mistake," but Jacob insists that this is how he wanted it.
Question to consider:
* Why do you think Jacob wanted to elevate his grandsons, Ephraim and Manasseh, to the status of sons?