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It's not the intent to be exhaustive in covering everything, or even to tell you what you should think about a given text. The main idea is to give you a starting point to begin thinking through and engaging with the text yourself, whether you a seasoned Bible student, or this is your first time reading the Bible. The reading selections are kept purposefully small, to make it as easy as possible to develop the discipline of regular Bible reading, and more importantly Bible engaging! It also helps make it possible to catch up if you fall behind a few days.
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?