Now when Israel (Jacob) was brought into Egypt, he was directed to go to Goshen where Joseph met up with him. The reunion was filled with weeping and with joy. During this time, the famine raged throughout the land. The people of Egypt came to Joseph to buy food with everything they had. Eventually, the people of Egypt sold their cattle, their land and themselves unto Pharaoh in order to survive. Israel also grew sick with age and made Joseph swear that when he died he would not be buried in Egypt but that Joseph would take him to Canaan to be buried with his fathers. (Genesis 46-48).