Bible study 50 – Genesis 50

Joseph travels with all his family and “all the elders of the land of Egypt” to bury his father Jacob in the family cemetery near Hebron. His brothers lie to him and say that Jacob asked Joseph to forgive them for selling him as a slave, but again Joseph reassures them that it was all God’s divine plan.

They all travel back to Egypt, and Joseph grows old there. Before he dies, he tells his brothers that they will one day return to Canaan. He dies 110 years old – I believe this is the first patriarch who dies a natural death at an age which is biologically possible.

And so ends Genesis.


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