The Legends Of The Jews (Volume 2); From Joseph To The Exodus


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  • ISBN-13: 9780217392358
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 1/2/2012
  • Pages: 100
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.21 (d)

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their way to Egypt. Come and let us sell him to the Ish- maelites, and let not our hand be upon him. The Ishmael- ites will take him with them upon their journeyings, and he will be lost among the peoples of the earth." Let us follow the custom of former days, for Canaan, too, the son of Ham, was made a slave for his evil deeds, and So will we do with our brother Joseph." " The Sale While the brethren of Joseph were deliberating upon his fate, seven Midianitish merchantmen passed near the pit in which he lay. They noticed that many birds were circling above it, whence they assumed that there must be water therein, and, being thirsty, they made a halt in order to refresh themselves. When they came close, they heard Joseph screaming and wailing, and they looked down into the pit and saw a youth of beautiful figure and comely appearance. They called to him, saying: "Whoartthou? Who brought thee hither, and who cast thee into this pit in the wilderness?" They all joined together and dragged him up, and took him along with them when they continued on their journey. They had to pass his brethren, who called out to the Midianites: " Why have you done such a thing, to steal our slave and carry him away with you? We threw the lad into the pit, because he was disobedient. Now, then, return our slave to us." The Midianites replied: " What, this lad, you say, is your slave, your servant? More likely is it that you all are slaves unto him, for in beauty of form, in pleasant looks, and fair appearance, he excelleth you all. Why, then, will you speak lies unto us? We will not giveear unto your words, nor believe you, for we found the lad in the wilderness, in a pit, and we took himout, and we will carry him away with us on our journey." But the sons of Jacob insisted, " Restore our slave ...
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