Now his brothers had gone to graze their father's flocks near Shechem,113
and Israel2 said to Joseph, "As you know, your brothers are grazing the flocks near Shechem.3 Come, I am going to send you to them." "Very well," he replied.
So he said to him, "Go and see if all is well with your brothers4 and with the flocks, and bring word back to me." Then he sent him off from the Valley of Hebron.5 When Joseph arrived at Shechem,
a man found him wandering around in the fields and asked him, "What are you looking for?"
He replied, "I'm looking for my brothers. Can you tell me where they are grazing their flocks?"
"They have moved on from here," the man answered. "I heard them say, 'Let's go to Dothan.6' " So Joseph went after his brothers and found them near Dothan.