In this passage, we witness the event which sets up the rest of Joseph's story. His brothers turn against him, attack him and sell him into slavery. Three major characters emerge from this narrative: Joseph, his brother Judah, and their father Jacob. This event affects each of them differently, but becomes the starting point for God's work in their life. As we encounter their stories, we will see echoes in our own lives and be led to the work of Christ in us.