Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO GENESIS 48\\

Joseph, hearing that his father Jacob was sick, paid him a visit,
\\#Ge 49:1,2\\; at which time Jacob gave him an account of the Lord's
appearing to him at Luz, and of the promise he made unto him,
\\#Ge 49:3,4\\; then he adopted his two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, and
blessed them, and Joseph also, \\#Ge 49:5-16\\; and whereas he crossed
his hands when he blessed the sons of Joseph, putting his right hand on
the youngest, and his left hand on the eldest, which was displeasing to
Joseph, he gave him a reason for so doing, \\#Ge 49:17-20\\; and then
assured him that God would bring him, and the rest of his posterity,
into the land of Canaan, where he assigned him a particular portion
above his brethren, \\#Ge 49:21,22\\.