|Overview - Genesis 47|
|1||Joseph presents his father, and five of his brethren before Pharaoh.|
|11||He gives them habitation and maintenance.|
|13||He gets the Egyptians' money;|
|18||and their lands, except the priests', to Pharaoh.|
|23||He restores the land for a fifth.|
|29||He swears Joseph to bury him with his fathers.|
Genesis 47:26 (King James Version)
And Joseph made it a law over the land of Egypt unto this day, that Pharaoh should have the fifth part; except the land of the priests only, which became not Pharaoh's.
- made it a law
- From this history, and from Diodorus Siculus (lib
- i.), we learn that the land of Egypt was divided into three parts: one belonged to the Priests, (ver. 22, 26;) a second was the king's, (which appears to have been the land of Rameses, or Goshen, ver
- 11;) the remainder was the subjects'. Now Joseph, having purchased the land of the people (ver. 19, 20), restored it, on the condition of their paying a fifth
- part of the produce to the king, beyond which he appears to have made no demand.* except. 22 Eze 7:24
- or, princes.