Genesis 43

March 16, 2017

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March 16, 2017: Genesis 43

Judah finally convinces Jacob to allow Benjamin to travel to Egypt, so that they can buy more grain. When the brothers arrive in Egypt, Joseph throws a banquet for them. The brothers think this might be a trap, so they make sure to state up front that they came to return the money that had appeared in their bags originally, but Joseph claims there were no errors on his side. Joseph inquires about their father, releases Simeon from bondage, and seats all the brothers according to age, all while still leaving his true identity a secret to his brothers.

Question to consider:

* Notice what it says about the Egyptian attitude toward Hebrews in verse 32. Is it not ironic that the man they serve, and who saved the entire Egyptian nation, is also a Hebrew?

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