Genesis 42:27

Overview - Genesis 42
Jacob sends his ten sons to buy corn in Egypt.
16 They are imprisoned by Joseph for spies.
18 They are set at liberty, on condition to bring Benjamin.
21 They have remorse for Joseph.
24 Simeon is kept for a pledge.
25 They return with corn, and their money.
29 Their relation to Jacob.
36 Jacob refuses to send Benjamin.
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Genesis 42:27  (King James Version)
And as one of them opened his sack to give his ass provender in the inn, he espied his money; for, behold, it was in his sack's mouth.

the inn
43:21 44:11 Exodus 4:24 ; Luke 2:7 ; 10:34

{Malon,} from {loon,} to stay, abide, lodge, denotes any place to stay and lodge in, particularly a place where travellers usually stop to lodge, which is generally near a well, where they fill their {girbehs,} or leathern bottles, with fresh water, and having unladen and clogged their camels, asses, etc., permit them to crop any little verdure there may be in the place, keeping watch over them by turns. Our word inn here gives us a false idea, there were no such places of entertainment in the desert which Joseph's brethren had to pass; nor are there any at the present day. The only accommodation such a place affords is either a well, or a {khan,} or {caravanserai,} which is generally no more than
four bare walls, perfectly exposed, the place being open at the top, and furnishing a wretched lodging: and even these, it is probable, were not in use at this early period.