His younger brother will be greater than he
With those words, Menashe's dreams collapse. As Yosef's eldest son, his position had seemed secure. But now Efrayimbold, charming Efrayim, who's everything Menashe is notis taking his place. With their people. With the pharaoh. With Jendayi, the slave Menashe loves.
Efrayim, meanwhile, sees his dreams confirmed. Surely it's his destiny to unite the Egyptians and Hebrews. To marry a princess and achieve splendor surpassing that of his brother.
Then Menashe's dreams take a dangerous twist as he becomes obsessed with returning the Hebrews to their homeland. If he succeeds, he'll restore their heritage. If he fails
he could destroy them all.