Joseph, Case 2: A Beautiful Coat

The second item of evidence offered as proof of Joseph’s pride was that he wore the splendid coat gifted to him by Jacob (Gen. 37:3). Much has been written about this coat of Joseph’s, with too many commentators, preachers, and Bible scholars giving Joseph a bad grade for wearing the coat.

Joseph & the Sin of Pride

Too often our interpretation of a biblical text is skewed by tradition, by the authorities we listen to, by our own misunderstanding of a text, or because we did not apply ourselves to greater diligence of study. In most cases, such errors in interpretation are made quite innocently and do not necessarily create a problem with the overall message of a lesson or sermon.