In Revelation 22:16, Jesus says, "I am the root and offspring of David, and the bright and morning star." Joseph the father of Ephraim has a dream prophesying of himself being the brightest star of all of the 12 tribes of Israel, and his brethren, and both his parents bowing down to him (Gen. 37:5-11). Neither of his parents bowed down to him. This dream was not completely fulfilled in his life time showing the fulfilment was yet to come to pass, and referred to His seed.
When Israel gives a last prophecy over his sons, he starts with Joseph, and Joseph's sons. Jacob gives Joseph, and his son Ephraim the blessing that Issac his father gave to him (Gen.48:4,15-16). Israel takes possession of Joseph's two sons as his first born (48:5). Then Israel chooses Ephraim before Manasseh (48:19). In Gen. 49, Israel begins to speak concerning all his sons. First Israel explains why he has chosen Joseph's 2 sons to receive his first two sons birthrights. Then Israel says the sceptre shall not depart from Judah, and unto him shall the gathering of the people be. Israel then speaks a little of the other sons, until he gets to Joseph. He has the most to say over Joseph (22-26), including from thence is the stone of Israel, then he gives him the blessings of heaven, the blessings of the deep, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb. The blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors, ... they shall be upon the head of Joseph, and on the crown of him who was separate from his brethren.
1Chron. 5:1-2 Confirms this by saying that Reuben lost his birthright and it was given to Joseph. From Judah comes the chief ruler, but the birthright was Joseph's. Numbers 24:17 refers to a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre out of Israel. Jer. 31:9 says, I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my first born. Ezekiel 37:15-28 when telling of the coming Savior, begins by saying He, God will take the stick representing Judah, and his companions, and a stick represent Joseph, Ephraim, and his companions, and make them one in His hand. Again we see the two tribes. Caleb of the tribe of Judah and Oshea of Ephraim, of Joseph represented in Numbers 13. In Numbers 14:6-9,24,30, 26:65 only Joshua, and Caleb stood as one, to believe the Word of God, and lived to enter into the promised land. Joshua, of the tribe of Joseph, to Ephraim, is chosen to replace Moses, and lead the people into the promised land (Deu. 34:9). Jesus' name is also pronounced Joshua, and Oshea (Heb; 4:7,8).
After Jesus' birth (Matt, 2), Herod was told that the King of the Jews was about to be born, they were following a star,(the bright, and morning star?) to find Him, who was to be born in Bethlem of Judah 1-6. 2:16-19. Then in Bethlehem the babies two, and under, were murdered, because Herod,tried to kill Jesus, fulfilling the scripture, In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping and great mourning, Rachel,(mother of Jospeh) weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not. The prophecy's and the blessings belong to the seed of Abraham, not seeds, as of many, but as of one, And to thy seed which is Christ, Gal. 3:16 Joseph's, (husband of Mary) genealogy is written from both his father's and his mother's side in the gospels of Matt. and Luke. But where is Mary's?