Genesis 50:26

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 50:26  (King James Version)
So Joseph died, being an hundred and ten years old: and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.

being an hundred and ten years old
{Ben meah weiser shanim;} "the son of an hundred and ten years;" the period he lived being personified.
22 ; Genesis 47:9 Genesis 47:28 Joshua 24:29

they embalmed
Genesis 50:2 Genesis 50:3
Thus terminates the Book of Genesis, the most ancient record inthe world; including the History of two grand and stupendoussubjects, Creation and Providence; of each of which it presentsa summary, but astonishingly minute and detailed accounts.From this Book, almost all the ancient philosophers,astronomers, chronologists, and historians have taken theirrespective data; and all the modern improvements and accuratediscoveries in different arts and sciences, have only served toconfirm the facts detailed by Moses, and to shew, that all theancient writers on these subjects have approached, or recededfrom, truth and the phenomena of Nature, in exactly the sameproportion as they have followed or receded from, the Mosaichistory. The great fact of the deluge is fully confirmed bythe fossilised remains in every quarter of the globe. Add tothis, that general traditions of the deluge have veen tracedamong the Egyptians, Chinese, Japanese, Hindoos, Burmans,ancient Goths and Druids, Mexicans, Peruvians, Brazilians,North American Indians, Greenlanders, Otaheiteans, SandwichIslanders, and almost every nation under heaven; while theallegorical turgidity of these distorted traditionssufficiently distinguishes them from the unadorned simplicityof the Mosaic narrative. In fine, without this history theworld would be in comparative darkness, not knowing whence itcame, nor whither it goeth. In the first page, a child maylearn more in an hour, than all the philosophers in the worldlearned without it in a thousand years.