|Overview - Genesis 43|
|1||Jacob is hardly persuaded to send Benjamin.|
|15||Joseph entertains his brethren.|
|19||They discover their fears to the steward.|
|26||Joseph makes them a feast.|
Genesis 43:32 (King James Version)
And they set on for him by himself, and for them by themselves, and for the Egyptians, which did eat with him, by themselves: because the Egyptians might not eat bread with the Hebrews; for that is an abomination unto the Egyptians.
- eat bread
- 16 ; 31:54
- for that is an abomination
- The Chaldee Paraphrast renders this clause, "Because the Hebrews eat the cattle which the Egyptians worship." But, as we learn from ver. 16, compared with this verse, that the provision for the entertainment of the Egyptians themselves was animal food, this reason cannot be just. The true reason seems to be that assigned by the LXX., [Bedlyma gar estin tois Aigyptiois pas poimn probaton:] "For every shepherd is an abomination to the Egyptians."
- 46:34 Exodus 8:26