Malcolm Gladwell on Joseph

It frequently annoys me to see books address Bible subjects and completely botch what the Bible actually says. I found another one yesterday in Malcolm Gladwell’s new book Outliers.

In writing about the common notion that famous people pulled themselves up by their own bootstraps through pluck and determination, he lists Joseph as an example and says,

“In the Bible, Joseph is cast out by his brothers and sold into slavery and then rises to become the pharaoh’s right hand man on the strength of his own brilliance and insight.”

Sort of an unfortunate example by my Book.

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