Joseph was a snitch. At the age of 17, he tended his father’s flocks under his half brothers. But he was an informant for his father, reporting on the bad things his brothers were doing.
“Our sister can’t marry an uncircumcised man! It would be a disgrace. Have all your men snip their tips and we’ll accept the marriages.”
She said to her dad, “Forgive me if I don’t get up. I’m having my monthly period.”
“You must sleep with me tonight. I have paid for you with some mandrakes.”