Genesis 43

Chapter 43

43:1  And the famine was sore in the land.

famine

(See Scofield "Genesis 12:10") .

43:34  And he took and sent messes unto them from before him: but Benjamin's mess was five times so much as any of theirs. And they drank, and were merry with him.

But Benjamin's mess

Cf. (See Scofield "Genesis 35:18") . It is important to observe that Benjamin now becomes prominent. Joseph is peculiarly the type of Christ in His first advent, rejection, death, resurrection, and present exaltation among the Gentiles, but unrecognized of Israel. As the greater Benjamin, "Son of sorrow," but also "Son of my right hand," He is to be revealed in power in the Kingdom Genesis 1:26-28 . See Scofield " Zechariah 12:8 ". It is then, and not till then, that Israel is to be restored and converted. See Scofield " Deuteronomy 30:3 ". Typically Genesis 45:1 Genesis 45:2 anticipates the revelation prophetically described, ; Ezekiel 20:33-36 ; Hosea 2:14-23 at which time the Benjamin type of Christ will be fulfilled.

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