Jacob was a father of 12 sons. His wife had died after having the twelfth son. Jacobs's sons helped him in the field. they also herded the sheep
Joseph was Jacobs's second youngest son he was also his favourite because he was so young and innocent. Jacob spent a lot of time with Joseph.
Although Joseph's brothers began to be extremely jealous of him.
On Jacobs 17th birthday he was given a beautiful robe that had all of the colours from the rainbow on it from Jacob. Joseph was very happy, but his brothers on the other hand where now even more jealous.
The rest of Jacobs sons began to feel their father didnt appreciate all their hard work.