Bible Cartoon: Genesis 37 - Joseph sold into slavery - Scene 04 - Joseph Sold (no skull)

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Bible Book: Genesis
Bible Book Code: 0103702802
Scene no: 4 of 7

Bible Reference & Cartoon Description

Genesis 37:28 (NLT)
So when the Ishmaelites, who were Midianite traders, came by, Joseph’s brothers pulled him out of the cistern and sold him to them for twenty pieces of silver [1]. And the traders took him to Egypt.

Hebrew, 20 shekels, about 8 ounces or 228 grammes in weight.


Indeterminate from scripture, I have set the scene at late morning.

Natural, sunlight, from above left.

Joseph (in chains) with two of his brothers, Simeon & Levi.
Ishmaelites on camels in the background.

There are three versions of this scene:
01) (Previous page) Genesis 37 – Joseph sold into slavery – Scene 04 – Joseph Sold.

02) (This page) Genesis 37 – Joseph sold into slavery – Scene 04 – Joseph Sold (no skull). The only difference between these two versions is the inclusion of a human skull in the first one. I thought I’d remove it for viewers/customers wanting to use this scene for children’s work.

03) (Next page) Genesis 37 – Joseph sold into slavery – Scene 04 – Joseph sold to Ishmaelites. This scene is set in Dothan (an area of good pastureland) rather than a sandy desert (like the previous 2 versions).

This scene was originally designed as one of my “Bad Day” mugs, but I thought it could also be used as a Bible Cartoon.

The colours used in each of the brother’s clothes was previously decided upon when I drew the scene “Genesis 37 – Joseph’s Dreams – Scene 02 – The coat of many colours”

Map of Sinai showing Joseph's route into slavery from Israel to Egypt Map of Sinai Paninsula showing Joseph’s route into slavery from Israel to Egypt

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Links to articles
Click here to read the article which describes how I designed the 12 tribal banners.

Encyclopaedia article: Jacob’s sons – Who’s who?! – Clothing notes
This article describes how I designed the clothing of the 12 sons of Jacob.

Blog Article: Jaco’s sons – who’s who?
This Blog article describing the 12 sons of Jacob as it first appeared in the BC blog.

Encyclopaedia article: Hebrew camp marching order This Encyclopaedia article describes how the 12 tribes were arranged around the camp and in what order they set off from the camp.