Genesis 45:23

Overview - Genesis 45
Joseph makes himself known to his brethren.
He comforts them in God's providence.
He sends for his father.
16 Pharaoh confirms it.
21 Joseph furnishes then for their journey, and exhorts them to concord.
25 Jacob is revived with the news.
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Genesis 45:23  (King James Version)
And to his father he sent after this manner; ten asses laden with the good things of Egypt, and ten she asses laden with corn and bread and meat for his father by the way.

laden with
Hebrew carrying.

good things
24:10 43:11 Exodus 16:3

As {mazon} is derived from {zoon,} to prepare, provide, Dr. A. Clarke thinks it may mean here prepared meat; some made-up dish, delicacies, confectionaries, etc. In Asiatic countries they have several curious methods of preserving flesh by potting, by which it may be kept, for any length of time, sweet and wholesome. Some delicacy, similar to the savoury meat which Isaac loved, may here be intended; sent to Jacob in consideration of his age, and to testify the respect of his son; for of other kinds of meat he could have no need, as he had large flocks and herds, and could kill a lamb, kid, etc
when he pleased.