4. THE END OF JOSEPH 22-26 a. Now we get to read of Joseph’s death. Joseph lived to be 110 years and he lived long enough to see his children to the third generation. Before he died he made his family swear to carry his bones up from Egypt and bury them in Canaan. Joseph refers back to the promise of God that was made to Abraham and Jacob that one day God would make a visit to them and take them out of Egypt. As we know when we read the book of Exodus, God visited them. The Egyptians were punished for their oppression of God’s people and God’s people were brought out. Then after the wilderness wanderings, the people entered the land of Canaan. In Joshua 24:32 we read, “As for the bones of Joseph, which the people of Israel brought up from Egypt, they buried them at Shechem, in the piece of land that Jacob bought from the sons of Hamor the father of Shechem for a hundred pieces of money. It became an inheritance of the descendants of Joseph.” And there you have it. Joseph’s funeral is described in one sentence. He was embalmed, put in a coffin, and then finally buried many years later when Joshua led the people in the conquest of Canaan.