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The root of the name Josephine, Yoseph in Hebrew, literally means "God will increase my descendants.” It is a promise made several times in the Bible, notably by the angel of the Lord to Abraham: "Because you have not denied me your son, your only son, I will fill you with blessings. I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and the sand by the sea" (Gn 22:16-17).

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