We thought a bolt had fallen in the middle of us; and Joseph swung on to his knees, beseeching the Lord to remember the patriarchs Noah and Lot, and, as in former times, spare the righteous, though he smote the ungodly.
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He is the patriarch of the extended family.
I think Overbearing Eurocentric Patriarchs would be perfect, but I don’t suggest it.