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question 3: How many adopted children are mentioned in the Bible?
comments: Children and parents are gifts from God! May we all be thankful for the gift of life and parents – especially the lives of our children and of our parents – whether natural born or adopted. Most significantly, may we be in constant awareness and appreciation of our adoption into the royal family of God.
answer: At least four.
(1) Manasseh and (2) Ephraim were adopted by Jacob ~ “Now it came to pass after these things that Joseph was told, ‘Indeed your father is sick’; and he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim. And Jacob was told, ‘Look, your son Joseph is coming to you;’ and Israel strengthened himself and sat up on the bed. Then Jacob said to Joseph: ‘God Almighty appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan and blessed me, and said to me, “Behold, I will make you fruitful and multiply you, and I will make of you a multitude of people, and give this land to your descendants after you as an everlasting possession.” And now your two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, who were born to you in the land of Egypt before I came to you in Egypt, are mine; as Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine’” (Genesis 48:1-5).
(3) Moses was adopted by Pharaoh’s daughter ~ “And the child grew, and she brought him to Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. So she called his name Moses, saying, ‘Because I drew him out of the water’” (Exodus 2:10).
(4) Esther was adopted by Mordecai ~ “And Mordecai had brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle's daughter, for she had neither father nor mother. The young woman was lovely and beautiful. When her father and mother died, Mordecai took her as his own daughter” (Esther 2:7).
Feedback ~ Can you think of others?
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