The story starts so small. Joseph is merely on an errand for his father. He’s sent out by his father to locate his brothers – make sure they are okay. That part of the story means very little – it’s just kind of ironic. And he is about to go back home, because he can’t find them, when a nameless man happens along and tells him that he overheard his brothers say that they were on their way to a place called Dothan. That’s it. But it makes all the difference in the world.