Genesis 50:2

Overview - Genesis 50
The mourning for Jacob.
Joseph gets leave of Pharaoh to go to bury him.
The funeral.
15 Joseph comforts his brethren, who crave his pardon.
22 His age.
23 He sees the third generation of his sons.
24 He prophesies unto his brethren of their return.
25 He takes an oath of them concerning his bones.
26 He dies, and is put into a coffin.
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Genesis 50:2  (King James Version)
And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father: and the physicians embalmed Israel.

the physicians
The Hebrew {ropheim,} from {rapha,} to heal, is literally the healers, those whose business it was to heal, or restore the body from sickness, by administering proper medicines; and when death took place, to heal or preserve it from decomposition by embalming. The word {chanat,} to embalm, is also used in Arabic to express the reddening of leather; somewhat analogous to our tanning; which is probably the grand principal in embalming.

26 ; 2 Chronicles 16:14 ; Matthew 26:12 ; Mark 14:8 ; 16:1 Luke 24:1 ; John 12:7 ; John 19:39 John 19:40