And Joseph gathered corn as the sand of the sea, very much,
until he left numbering
At first he took an account of the quantities that were bought and laid up, how much there was in each granary, until it amounted to so much, that there was no end of numbering it; it was like the sand of the sea, an hyperbolical expression, denoting the great abundance of it: for [it was] without number;
not only the grains of corn, but even the measures of it, whatever were used; so Artapanus, an Heathen writer, says F16, Joseph, when governor of Egypt, got together the corn of seven years, an immense quantity.
F16 Apud Euseb. Praepar. Evangel. l. 9. c. 23. p. 430.