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Joseph, Saint fl. first century ad.
In the New Testament, the husband of Mary, mother of Jesus.
Jo·seph 1(jō′zəf, -səf)
In the Bible, a son of Jacob and Rachel and the forebear of one of the tribes of Israel.
1903 photograph by Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)
Jo·seph 2(jō′zəf, -səf) Originally Heinmot Tooyalakekt. Known as "Chief Joseph." 1840?-1904.
Nez Perce leader who conducted a skillful but unsuccessful retreat from US forces (1877).
A long riding coat with a small cape, worn by women in the 1700s.
[After Josephwho left an outer garment in the hands of Potiphar's wife when he fled her attempt to seduce him (Genesis 39:12).]
1. (Bible) Old Testament
a. the eleventh son of Jacob and one of the 12 patriarchs of Israel (Genesis 30:2–24)
b. either or both of two tribes descended from his sons Ephraim and Manasseh
2. (Bible) Saint Joseph New Testament the husband of Mary the mother of Jesus (Matthew 1:16–25). Feast day: Mar 19
(Clothing & Fashion) a woman's floor-length riding coat with a small cape, worn esp in the 18th century
[perhaps from the story of Joseph and his long coat (Genesis 37:3)]
Jo•seph(ˈdʒoʊ zəf, -səf)
1. a son of Jacob and Rachel who was sold into slavery by his jealous brothers. Gen. 30:22–24; 37.
2. the husband of Mary, the mother of Jesus. Matt. 1:16–25.
3. (Hinmaton-yalaktit), c1840–1904, leader of the Nez Percé.
4. (l.c.) a woman's riding coat popular in colonial America.
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|Noun||1.||Joseph - leader of the Nez Perce in their retreat from United States troops (1840-1904)|
|2.||Joseph - (Old Testament) the 11th son of Jacob and one of the 12 patriarchs of Israel; Jacob gave Joseph a coat of many colors, which made his brothers jealous and they sold him into slavery in Egypt|
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
|3.||Joseph - (New Testament) husband of Mary and (in Christian belief) the foster father of Jesus|
New Testament - the collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other epistles, and Revelation; composed soon after Christ's death; the second half of the Christian Bible