BORN OUT OF ORDER, neither Judah nor Joseph expected to receive the firstborn birthright from Father Jacob, yet each was endowed with powerful blessings of leadership over his siblings.
But which was supposed to be in charge-Judah or Joseph? Judah was given the right of kingship and promised that the Messiah would come through his loins. Joseph was given the blessings of the birthright and the charge to save all of Israel, starting with his own eleven brothers.
This friction led to the eventual division of Israel, the scattering of tribes that shaped history and altered the path of God’s Church on this earth.
But there is much more to this story than meets the eye. Join Latter-day Saint author and educator Lynda Cherry as she examines the relationship between these two men and what lessons their posterity can learn from their lives.