What’s the Big Idea?!
It was Yosef’s idea for the family to live in Goshen. Actually, it was a wonderful idea and here’s why: The brothers were shepherds, and Yosef knew that the Egyptians treated sheep as gods. Yosef figured it would be best to keep the family of shepherds in faraway Goshen, where the Egyptian idol-worshippers would not get upset.
Additionally, Goshen had wonderful pastures for their flocks of sheep.