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VAY-YIGASH (And Came Near)
Genesis 44:18-47:27

There are 56 Aleph-Tavs in this week's Torah portion




Joseph And His Brothers Joseph And Jacob

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CHAPTER 44

Genesis 44:18-34

Gen 44:18 And Judah drew near to him, and said, Oh, my lord, your servant shall speak now a word in the ears of my lord, and not shall burn your anger on your servant: for as you is as Pharaoh. 19 My lord asked 
ta-his servants, to say, Is to you a father or a brother? 20 And we said to my lord, To us is a father, old, and a lad of his old age, a little one; and his brother is dead, and he remains to his aloneness of his mother, and his father loves him. 21 And you said to your servants, Bring him down to me, and I may set my eyes upon him. 22 And we said to my lord, The young man is not able to leave ta-his father: and leaves, and dies ta-his father. 23 And you said to your servants, If your youngest brother shall not come down with you, you shall not to see my face again. 24 And was that upon us to your servant my father, we told to him ta the words of my lord.

25 And our father said, Return, buy for us a little food. 26 And we said, For we are not able to go down: If our youngest brother is with us, and we will go down: For we are not able to see the face of the man, and our youngest brother is not with us. 27 And your servant, my father, said to us, You, you know my wife birthed two to me: 28 And the one went out from me, and I said, Surely torn is torn in pieces; and I have not seen him until now: 29 And you shall also take
ta-this one from with my face, and harm befalls him, and you shall bring down ta-my gray hairs in sorrow to Sheol. 30 And now, as I come to your servant, my father, and the young one is not with us; and his soul has bound her on his soul; 31 And shall be, as he sees that the young one is not, and will die: and your servants shall bring down the gray hairs of your servant, our father, in sorrow to Sheol. 32 For your servant became surety for ta-the young one with my father, to say, If I do not bring him to you, and I am a sinner to my father all the days. 33 And now, shall your servant dwell instead of the young one of a slave to my lord; and the young one shall ascend with his brothers. 34 For how shall I ascend to ta-my father, and the young one shall not be with me, lest I look on the evil which shall find my father.


(NOTE: Not all verses will have comments)


Verse eighteen


18 And Judah drew near to him, and said, Oh, my lord, your servant shall speak now a word in the ears of my lord, and not shall burn your anger on your servant: for as you is as Pharaoh.

It reminds me of what Abraham said to 
hwhy back in Beer Sheba in the Torah portion of Lekh L'kha, in the book of Genesis

Genesis 18:27 And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken to speak to Adonai, and I am dust and ashes: 28 Perhaps shall lack the fifty righteous, five: will You destroy ta-all the city among the five? And said, I will not destroy If I find there forty and five. 

Judah bore the trait of his great-grandfather, Abraham, to plead to someone of rule.


Indirectly related, in the Brit Khadashah, Yeshua speaks a parable of a different kind of pleading in the Gospel of Luke

Luke 18:1 And He spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; 2  Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not hwhy, neither regarded man: 3 And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary. 4 And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not hwhy, nor regard man; 5 Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me. 6 And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith. 7 And shall not hwhy avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? 8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of Man cometh, shall He find faith on the earth?

She kept pleading to the unjust judge that she was a bother to him, so he gave her what she requested.



Verses nineteen and twenty

19 My lord asked ta-his servants, to say, Is to you a father or a brother? 20 And we said to my lord, To us is a father, old, and a lad of his old age, a little one; and his brother is dead, and he remains to his aloneness of his mother, and his father loves him.

Judah says to Joseph what he said to his father. As I mentioned last week's Torah portion of Mikeyts, the record states that Joseph did not inquired of their father or brother, but accused them twice of being spies

Genesis 42:7 And Joseph saw ta-his brothers, and recognized them, and was a foreigner to him, and spoke harshly to them; and said to them, From where have you come? And they said, From the land of Canaan to buy food. 8 And Joseph recognized ta-his brothers, and they did not recognize him. 9 And Joseph remembered ta the dreams which was dreamed of them, and said to them, You are spies; You have come to see ta-the nakedness of the land. 10 And they said to him, No, my lord, and your servants have come to buy food. 11 All of us are sons of one man; We are honest. We, your servants are not spies. 12 And said to them, No, for you have come to see the nakedness of the land. 13 And they said, Your servants are twelve brothers, we are sons of one man in the land of Canaan; and behold, the youngest is with ta-our father today, and the one is not.

So why did Judah still persist that Joseph said this? Was there an account not documented in the scriptures where Joseph inquired the brothers of their father and Benjamin? Was it a lie that Judah said to Joseph, hoping he would forget what he said earlier to his brothers and accept Judah's statement? If the latter is the case, this would have been common practice in life. Look at one instance in USA's modern history. How many people believe that the phrase "separation of church and state" is part of the Constitution today?

But on the other hand, what if what Judah said was true, that Joseph asked his brothers about their father and Benjamin. The moment of the event was not accounted until Judah first mentioned this first to his father in the previous chapter in last week's Torah portion of Mikeyts. If this is so, this was not the first instance of this matter. In the account of Balaam, he suggested to Balak, King of Moab, to send Midianite prostitutes to the Israelite camp, but it was not in the account in the book of Numbers, but was mentioned almost 1,500 years later, in the book of Revelation

Revelation 2:14 But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to cast a stumblingblock before the sons of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.

So it is possible that Joseph could have asked his brothers if they have a father or another brother without being accounted until a later time.



Verses twenty-one through twenty four

21 And you said to your servants, Bring him down to me, and I may set my eyes upon him. 22 And we said to my lord, The young man is not able to leave ta-his father: and leaves, and dies ta-his father. 23 And you said to your servants, If your youngest brother shall not come down with you, you shall not to see my face again. 24 And was that upon us to your servant my father, we told to him ta the words of my lord.

We have seen from the archived account above what Judah said. Continuing the rest of the archived account from last week's Torah portion of Mikeyts

Genesis 42:14 And Joseph said to them, He is which I spoke to you, to say, You are spies: 15 On this you shall be proved: As Pharaoh lives, you shall not go forth from here, For but your youngest brother in coming here. 16 Send one from you, and fetch ta-your brother, and you shall be bound, and your words shall be proved, that truth is with you: and if not, as Pharaoh lives, for you are spies.

17 And gathered them three days for keeping. 18 And Joseph said to them in the third day, Do this, and live; I fear
ta-the Elohim: 19 If you are honest, one of your brothers shall be bound in the house of your guarding: And you, go, bring shivered-grain for the famine of your houses: 20 And you bring ta-your youngest brother to me; and your words shall be confirmed, and you shall not die. And they did so.

Nowhere from the account that Judah said to Joseph that their father would die if Benjamin left him. Was this another account that was not noted at the time? There is no other mention about this account anywhere in the Tanakh or in the Brith Khadashah. Maybe Judah understood the aftermath when his father grieved for the loss of his son, Joseph, at that time, and feared he would potentially die of a broken heart. It is noted in the Torah portion of Vay-Yeyshev, in the book of Genesis

Genesis 37:32 And they sent ta-the long coat to the sole, and they brought him to their father; and they said, We have found this: Discern now the long coat, is she of your son's, if not. 33 And knew her, and said, The long coat of my son! An evil beast has eaten him! Torn, Joseph is torn! 34 And Jacob rent his clothes, and put sackcloth on his loins, and mourned upon his son many days. 35 And all his sons and all his daughters, they arose to comfort him; and refused to be comforted; and said, For I will descend to Sheol, mourning for my son, mourning. And his father wept for him.



Verses twenty five through twenty nine

25 And our father said, Return, buy for us a little food. 26 And we said, For we are not able to go down: If our youngest brother is with us, and we will go down: For we are not able to see the face of the man, and our youngest brother is not with us. 27 And your servant, my father, said to us, You, you know my wife birthed two to me: 28 And the one went out from me, and I said, Surely torn is torn in pieces; and I have not seen him until now: 29 And you shall also take ta-this one from with my face, and harm befalls him, and you shall bring down ta-my gray hairs in sorrow to Sheol.

Looking back at last week's Torah portion he doesn't say all that is there

Genesis 43:1 And the famine was heavy in the land. 2 And was, as which they had finished to eat ta-the shivered-grain which they brought from Egypt, their father said to them, Return, buy for us a little food. 3 And Judah spoke to him, to say, Testifying, testified (or Protesting, protested) the man on us, to say, You shall not see my face except your brother is with you. 4 If you are sending ta-our brother with us, we will go down and we will buy for you food: 5 And if you are not sending him, we will not go down: for the man said to us, You shall not see my face unless your brother is with you. 6 And Israel said, To why did you do evil to me to tell the man is still to you a brother? 7 And they said, Asking, the man asked to us and to our kindred, to say, Is your father alive? Is to you a brother? and we told to him upon the mouth of these words: That knowing, we would know, would say, Bring down ta-your brother?... 11 And their father Israel said to them, Then this, do; take from the best prunings of the land in your vessels, and bring down to the man a present, a little balm, and a little honey, spices, and myrrh, pistachios, and almonds: 12 And take double silver in your hand; and ta-the silver that was returned in the mouth of your expanded bags, you return in your hand; perhaps he was in oversight: 13 And take ta-your brother, and arise, return to the man: 14 And El Shaddai may give to you mercy to the face of the man, and send to you ta-your other brother, and ta-Benjamin. And as which I, I am bereaved, I am bereaved.

No mentioning of Jacob mentioning Joseph and Benjamin in this account. Why did Judah rearrange the account and "spiced" it up to make it fit to his premise? Why did he not stay with the script? Whatever the answer is, I don't know. But one thing is certain. hwhy allowed Judah to say all this to Joseph to make Joseph known what was happening back home.

It was possible that Joseph did not know why his father did not look for him, since he loved him so much. This part that Judah said might have clarified the why. This opened up Joseph's heart, because Joseph loved his father.



Verses thirty through thirty four

30 And now, as I come to your servant, my father, and the young one is not with us; and his soul has bound her on his soul; 31 And shall be, as he sees that the young one is not, and will die: and your servants shall bring down the gray hairs of your servant, our father, in sorrow to Sheol. 32 For your servant became surety for ta-the young one with my father, to say, If I do not bring him to you, and I am a sinner to my father all the days. 33 And now, shall your servant dwell instead of the young one of a slave to my lord; and the young one shall ascend with his brothers. 34 For how shall I ascend to ta-my father, and the young one shall not be with me, lest I look on the evil which shall find my father.

Joseph realized that Judah redeemed himself to be surety for Benjamin, and that Judah was willing to take his place. Then Joseph realized if Benjamin was not returned, he would be responsible for his father's death.

Also Judah redeemed himself from this issue in the Torah portion of Vay-Yeyshev, in the book of Genesis

Genesis 37:26 And Judah said to his brothers, What profit that we slay ta-our brother, and conceal ta-his blood? 27 Come, and we will sell him to the Ishmaelim, and our hand, she shall not be on him; for he is our brother, our flesh. And his brothers listened.

28 And Midianim, merchants, they came over; and they drew, and they ascended
ta-Joseph from the bore-well, and they sold ta-Joseph to the Ishmaelim in twenty of silver: and they brought ta-Joseph to Egypt.

Judah redeems himself when he first mentioned to his brothers not to kill Joseph and sell him to the Midianites, to be later sold for a slave, by offering himself as the substitute for Benjamin to be Joseph's slave and not be the cause of their father's death on the account of losing Benjamin to be a slave in Egypt.


Jim Staley of Passion For Truth Ministries noted that the brothers, led by Judah, sold Joseph for twenty pieces of silver, and later in life rises from the jail pit to become the Viceroy of the Egyptian Empire. Fast forward to Yeshua's day. Judas- in Hebrew, Judah- sells Yeshua for thirty pieces of silver

Matthew 26:14 Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the Chief Priests, 15 And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver Him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver. 16 And from that time he sought opportunity to betray Him.

Jim Staley stated that it was thirty pieces because of the rise of inflation throughout the years, and yet Yeshua was resurrected from the pit of death to be the King of all the earth.


Judah's blabber mouthing to Joseph was also redemptive by expressing his heart concerning the welfare for his father and for Benjamin if anything happens to him.



Overall, In our lives as believers in Yeshua, this is how at times our Heavenly Father wants us to talk with Him by speaking with our hearts and to plead our causes to him.

Overall, why out of all the ten brothers, excluding Benjamin, that it was "Judah" that spoke to Joseph. Looking back at last week's Torah portion of Vay-Yeyshev, Judah had three sons. His firstborn, Er, married Tamar and died, then Judah said this to his second born son, Onan

Genesis 38:8 And Judah said to Onan, Go to the wife of your brother, and marry her [a brother-in-law act], and raise seed for your brother. 9 And Onan knew that the seed shall not be for him; and was, when going in to the wife of his brother, and wasted to the ground to fail giving seed for his brother. 10 And what was done was evil in the eyes of hwhy: and killed him also.

This is similar to how Judah's father, Jacob, did to Joseph when Jacob told him to do this in chapter thirty seven

Genesis 37:13 And Israel said to Joseph, That your brothers are not tending in Shechem? Come, and I will send you to them. And said to him, Behold, I. 14 And said to him, Go now, see ta-the welfare of your brothers and ta-the welfare of the flocks; And bring me word.

Judah can identify with his father through the loss of his two sons.

 Judah kept his third born for this reason

Genesis 38:11 And Judah said to Tamar his daughter-in-law, Dwell a widow in the house of your father, until Shelah my son is grown: for said, Lest he shall die also, as his brothers. And Tamar, she went and she dwelled in the house of her father.

This is similar to what his father, Jacob, said regarding his younger son from Rachel, Benjamin in the Torah portion Mikeyts, in the book of Genesis

Genesis 42:1 And Jacob saw that there was shivered-grain in Egypt, and Jacob said to his sons, To why do you stare? 2 And he said, Behold, I have heard that there is shivered-grain in Egypt: Descend down there, and buy for us from there; and we may live, and not die. 3 And the ten brothers of Joseph descended to buy purged-grain in Egypt. 4 And Jacob did not send ta-Benjamin, brother of Joseph, with ta-his brethren; for said, Lest shall befall him harm.

Later, Jacob said this when they needed to return to Egypt to buy more grain, but can't go without Benjamin

Genesis 43:11 And their father Israel said to them, Then do this; take from the best prunings of the land in your vessels, and bring down to the man a present, a little balm, and a little honey, spices, and myrrh, pistachios, and almonds: 12 And take double silver in your hand; and 
ta-the silver that was returned in the mouth of your expanded bags, you return in your hand; Perhaps he was in oversight: 13 And take ta-your brother, and arise, return to the man: 14 And El Shaddai may give to you mercy to the face of the man, and send to you ta-your other brother, and ta-Benjamin. And as which I, I am bereaved, I am bereaved.

In the Torah portion of Vay-Yeyshev, hwhy allowed Judah to experience the accounts by his own sons, as Jacob did regarding Joseph, to prepare Judah with Benjamin, and because of this, he took responsibility for Benjamin, as noted in last week's Torah portion of Mikeyts, in the book of Genesis

Genesis 43:8 And Judah said to Israel his father, Send the young man with me, and we will arise and we will go; and we may live, and we will not die, also we, also you, also our little ones. 9 I will be his surety; You shall require him from my hand: If I do not bring him to you, and present him to your face, and I will be a sinner to you all the days:

Looking at the last account in the Torah portion of Vay-Yeyshev regarding Tamar's pregnancy coming to this week's Torah portion's account

Genesis 38:24 And was, as from three months, and was told to Judah, to say, Tamar, your daughter-in-law, has committed adultery; and also behold, is pregnant by whoredom. And Judah said, Bring her forth, and she shall be burned. 25 She was brought forth, and she was sent to her father-in-law, to say, By the man whose these are to him, I am pregnant: and she said, Discern now to whose are these, the signet ring, and the thread bracelets, and the staff. 26 And Judah discerned, and said, Righteous of her from me; for upon thus, I did not give her to Shelah, my son. And not knew her ever again.

which relates to the account in last week's Torah portion of Mikeyts

Genesis 44:11 And they hurried, and they brought each down ta his expanded bag to the earth, and they each opened his expanded bag. 12 And began searching on the oldest, and ended on the youngest: and the goblet was found in the expanded bag of Benjamin. 13 And they rented their clothes, and they each loaded upon his donkey, and they returned to the city.

When Judah witnessed this, he would have recalled Tamar revealing him as the father of her children by his three items she possessed.

What
hwhy was doing to Judah in chapter thirty eight was preparing him for his confrontation Joseph and explaining to him the circumstances of his father, because Judah can identify with his father what he went through. Judah experienced these similar circumstances himself, and that is why Judah became the speaker to defend on Benjamin's behalf.







CHAPTER 45

Genesis 45:1-28

Gen 45:1 And Joseph was not able to restrain to all the ones standing by him; and cried out, Make every man to go out from upon me. And stood no man with him in making Joseph known to his brothers. 2 And
ta-his voice gave in crying out: and Egypt heard, and the house of Pharaoh heard. 3 And Joseph said to his brothers, I am Joseph! Is my father still alive? And his brothers, they were not able to answer him; for they trembled from his face.

4 And Joseph said to his brothers, Draw near to me now. And they drew near. And said, I am Joseph, your brother, whom you sold me to Egypt. 5 And now, do you not be grieved, and be not angry in your eyes that you sold me here: for Elohim sent me to save life to your face. 6 For the two years, the famine has been in the midst of the land: and are still five years where shall be no plowing and harvest. 7 And Elohim sent me to your face to put for you a remnant in the earth, and to keep you alive by a great deliverance. 8 And now you, you did not send me here, but the Elohim: and has set me for a father to Pharaoh, and for a lord to all his house, and a ruler in all the land of Egypt.

9 Hurry, and ascend to my father, and you shall say to him, Thus says your son, Joseph, Elohim has set me for a lord to all Egypt: Come down to me. Do you not delay: 10 And you shall dwell in the land of Goshen, and you shall be near to me, you, and your sons, and the sons of your sons, and your flocks, and your herds, and all that is to you: 11 And I will sustain you there; for are still five years of famine; lest you become poor, you, and your house, and all that is to you. 12 And behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother, Benjamin, that my mouth is the one speaking to you. 13 And you will tell to my father 
ta-all of my glory in Egypt, and ta all that you have seen; and you shall hurry, and you shall bring down my father here.

14 And fell upon the neck of Benjamin, his brother, and wept; and Benjamin wept upon his neck. 15 And kissed to all his brothers, and wept upon them: and after thus, his brothers spoke with him.

16 And the report was heard at the house of Pharaoh, to say, The brothers of Joseph, they have come: and was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants.

17 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, Say to your brothers, Do this; Load
ta-your cattle, and depart, go to the land of Canaan; 18 And take ta-your father, and ta-your houses, and come to me: and I will give you of her ta-the good of the land of Egypt, and you shall eat ta-the kheylev-fat of the land. 19 And you, you are commanded. Do this; Take for yourselves wagons from the land of Egypt for your little ones, and for your wives, and carry ta-your father, and you come. 20 Also regard not your eyes upon your vessels; for the good of all the land of Egypt, he is to you.

21 And the Sons of Israel did so: And upon the mouth of Pharaoh, Joseph gave to them wagons and gave to them provision for the way. 22 To all of them was given changes of clothing to each one; and to Benjamin was given three hundred silver, and five changes of clothing. 23 And to his father was sent according to this; ten donkeys bearing with the good things of Egypt, and ten she-donkeys bearing grain and bread and nourishment for his father for the way.

24 And sent away
ta-his brothers, and they departed: and said to them, Do you not tremble on the way. 25 And they ascended from Egypt, and they came to the land of Canaan to Jacob, their father, 26 And they told to him, to say, Joseph is still alive, and so, he is ruler in all the land of Egypt! And his heart fainted, for did not believe to them. 27 And they spoke to him ta all the words of Joseph which was spoken to them: and saw ta-the wagons which Joseph sent to carry him, the spirit of Jacob, their father, she revived: 28 And Israel said, Enough! Joseph my son is still alive! I will go and I will see him before I die!


(NOTE: Not all verses will have comments)


Verse one

1 And Joseph was not able to restrain to all the ones standing by him; and cried out, Make every man to go out from upon me. And stood no man with him in making Joseph known to his brothers.

This was the first thing Joseph did after Judah spoke to him.
Why did Joseph have the men to leave before revealing himself to his brothers instead of the men stay and witness the account? I'm guessing that what he did was an appropriate protocol to have just his brothers whom he wanted to speak to, because he wanted to do this privately between him and his brothers. It is just like in a business, that it is proper for one to asks others to leave in order to speak to certain individuals privately.



Verse two

2 And ta-his voice gave in crying out: and Egypt heard, and the house of Pharaoh heard.

This can be compared to Yeshua weeping at Lazarus' tomb, which is considered the shortest verse in the bible, as noted in the Gospel of John

John 11:35 Yeshua wept.

This was not a normal type cry. Joseph cried so loud that even Pharaoh's house heard it. It must have been just next door to Joseph's house. So much for privacy.



Verse three

3 And Joseph said to his brothers, I am Joseph! Is my father still alive?....

This is how Joseph started to reveal himself. He did not just say "I am Joseph!", which would have been enough, but he added if his father was still alive. Why did he say both things in the same sentence in the same breath? Because he was worried that he could have potentially killed his father from the demands he required his brethren to bring Benjamin with them, based on what Judah said to him in the previous chapter. That is why he couldn't refrain from himself in verse one. But 
hwhy protected Joseph's father for his sake, because hwhy gave Joseph second dream before he was taken to slavery in Egypt as noted in the Torah portion of Vay-Yeyshev, in the book of Genesis

Genesis 37:9 And dreamed yet another dream, and told him to his brothers, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream still; and, behold, the sun, and the moon, and the eleven stars were bowing to me. 10 And was told to his father, and to his brothers: And his father rebuked on him, and said to him, What is this dream that you have dreamed? That coming, I, and your mother, and your brothers, we shall come to bow to you to the earth? 11 And his brothers, they envied on him; And his father kept ta-the word.

This dream, Joseph had, was surety that his father would stay alive who was symbolized by the sun. Otherwise, if Joseph did not dream this second dream, it would have been probable that Jacob would have died, and 
hwhy's overall plan would have been destroyed. Also notice the symbols were elements from the heavens and not from the earth. This means that this is a "heavenly" kingdom matter, for when Joseph's father was mentioned as "Jacob", it relates to the carnal, or temporal on earth, but when his name is "Israel", it refers to the kingdom, which is eternal. This second dream means Joseph's father's name would be Israel.



Verse three

3 ...And his brothers, they were not able to answer him; for they trembled from his face.

Joseph's brothers were never mentioned to tremble when Joseph was known to them as the Viceroy of Egypt. Now that he revealed himself as their brother to them, they tremble, because they remembered what the evil they did to him, and no doubt they knew that he didn't forget what they did to him. And being the second most powerful man of the Egyptian Empire, he has the physical power and position of authority over them to use against them, to potentially destroy them and to get back at them for putting him in a bore-well and selling him to the Midianites to be later a slave in Egypt.



Verse four

4 And Joseph said to his brothers, Draw near to me now....

Joseph's gesture to his brothers in this verse was an act of surety to them that he was not going to do harm to them. On the other hand, by doing this, Joseph could put himself in danger, because his men left, and his brothers could potentially attack him for putting them in the state they have been experiencing under his command throughout the months. But Joseph did not have these thoughts against them at all as we will see.



Verses four through nine

4 And Joseph said to his brothers, Draw near to me now. And they drew near. And said, I am Joseph, your brother, whom you sold me to Egypt. 5 And now, do you not be grieved, and be not angry in your eyes that you sold me here: for Elohim sent me to save life to your face. 6 For the two years, the famine has been in the midst of the land: and are still five years where shall be no plowing and harvest. 7 And Elohim sent me to your face to put for you a remnant in the earth, and to keep you alive by a great deliverance. 8 And now you, you did not send me here, but the Elohim: and has set me for a father to Pharaoh, and for a lord to all his house, and a ruler in all the land of Egypt.

The key for Joseph was that he realized 
hwhy's plan for him to be where he was. Joseph at first did not understand why he went through hell throughout his circumstances in the first thirteen years of his life in Egypt before becoming the Viceroy of Egypt. He looked back and saw hwhy's plan, in one point to be lifted to be the second in command of the Egyptian Empire. Now, Joseph sees hwhy's other purpose for his position, which is to save his family who is the family that bears the Covenant of hwhy.

As I mentioned in the Torah portion of Mikeyts, the Pharaoh was a young child when Joseph first met him nine years prior before he revealed himself to his brothers, and it was most likely Pharaoh Ahmose I. A website called Pharaohs of the Bible (pharaohsofthebible.com) is the one that was close to my premise, but here is part of a statement from this site regarding Ahmose I

"Ahmose I began his reign as a prepubescent boy".

And on this website's chronology on PDF, it states this

"Ahmose I, reunited Egypt".

One would not reunite Egypt, unless a Pharaoh did a couple of possibilities: One- he conquered a nation, or two- he saved a nation, and purchased and accumulated the land. But this was done later in this Pharaoh's life.



By this time, Pharaoh would have been a young teenager, and in verse eight, Joseph told his brethren that he was being like a father to the Pharaoh, and as I noted in last week's Torah portion of Mikeyts, the Pharaoh at the time Joseph interpreted his dreams was a young boy.


These are statue images of a statue of Ahmose I

Ahmose I
Ahmose I

These are actual images of the mummy of Ahmose I

Ahmose I
Ahmose I

Question: "Why did Joseph brought this up this factor to his brothers that he was a father to Pharaoh"? Was it because Yeshua's Heavenly Father is a child as well? I don't know until we get there.

Also notice in Ahmose I's mummy image that he was not circumcised, and yet, Joseph was a father to Ahmose I, in a way, one could say that Ahmose I was a son of Joseph by faith in him.

Indirectly related, this is similar to what the apostle Paul stated to the assembly in Rome regarding circumcision that it is faith that makes one righteous before 
hwhy, and Paul talks about the faith of Abraham

Romans 4:1 What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found? 2 For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before hwhy. 3 For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed hwhy, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. 4 Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. 5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on Him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. 6 Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom hwhy imputeth righteousness without works, 7 Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. 8 Blessed is the man to whom hwhy will not impute sin. 9 Cometh this blessedness then upon the circumcision only, or upon the uncircumcision also? for we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness. 10 How was it then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision. 11 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also: 12 And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised. 13 For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the Torah, but through the righteousness of faith. 14 For if they which are of the Torah be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect: 15 Because the Torah worketh wrath: for where no Torah is, there is no transgression. 16 Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the Torah, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all, 17 (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even hwhy, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were. 18 Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.


Joseph was used by 
hwhy as a means to bring his family down in order to fulfill hwhy's plan he spoke to Abraham as noted in the Torah portion of Lekh L'kha, in the book of Genesis

Genesis 15:12 And was the sun to go down, and a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and behold, a terror of great darkness fell upon him. 13 And said to Abram, You know that your seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not to them, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; 14 And also, I will judge ta-the nation whom they shall serve: and after thus, shall they come out among a great substance. 15 And you, you shall go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried in good satisfaction. 16 And the fourth generation, they shall return here: for the iniquity of the Amorites was not complete until now.

This was a step in fulfilling 
hwhy's prophecy regarding the Sons of Israel.



Verses nine through thirteen

9 Hurry, and ascend to my father, and you shall say to him, Thus says your son, Joseph, Elohim has set me for a lord to all Egypt: Come down to me. Do you not delay: 10 And you shall dwell in the land of Goshen, and you shall be near to me, you, and your sons, and the sons of your sons, and your flocks, and your herds, and all that is to you: 11 And I will sustain you there; for are still five years of famine; lest you become poor, you, and your house, and all that is to you. 12 And behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother, Benjamin, that my mouth is the one speaking to you. 13 And you will tell to my father ta-all of my glory in Egypt, and ta all that you have seen; and you shall hurry, and you shall bring down my father here.

In verse eleven, Joseph made note to them that this was the second year of the famine
, and he was showing them that hwhy revealed to him, through Pharaoh's dreams, that there would be seven years of famine. Joseph was warning his brethren that if they do not come down they would be exhausting their spending sources, and be impoverished and emphasizing that they could potentially die. Joseph said this, because later in this week's Torah portion, in chapter forty seven, he already had the personal experience when everybody in Egypt spent all they had, from livestock unto their silver and became broke by the beginning of the second year, which we will see later.

Looking at the word GOSHEN

The Hebrew word for Goshen is "Goh-shehn"- Gimel, Shin, Nun Sophit (
Nsg). It is from Strong's Concordance number 1657, and its definition

Probably of Egyptian origin; Goshen, the residence of the Israelites in Egypt; also a place in Palestine: - Goshen.

It does not say the meaning of the word, but after researching, we find the Hebrew word "goh-shem"- Gimel, Shin, Mem Sophit (
Msg). It is from Strong's concordance number 1656, and its defintion

From H1652; equivalent to H1653: - rained upon.

from 1652 "gasham" (
Msg), and its definition

A primitive root; to shower violently: - (cause to) rain.

Goshen means "rain".

In other words, Joseph was telling his family to settle in the land that was "rained on", while the rest of land was going through a famine. This is a type and shadow of us as believers in Yeshua being in our own spiritual "Goshen" through the Ruakh HaKodesh (the Holy Spirit), who represents "the Water of Life", while the "world" is going through their "spiritual famine".



Verses fourteen and fifteen

14 And fell upon the neck of Benjamin, his brother, and wept; and Benjamin wept upon his neck. 15 And kissed to all his brothers, and wept upon them: and after thus, his brothers spoke with him.

This is the first time in twenty two years that all the brothers last time knew each other as brothers until Joseph revealed himself to them as their brother.


Benjamin and Joseph fell on each others necks. Joseph fell on the rest of his brothers necks, but it is not mentioned that they did the same thing. It is most likely they were still subconsciously holding onto the past. But they were able to reconcile and speak to each other as a family for the first time in twenty two years.

Also, based on Joseph's age, he was thirty nine years old when he revealed himself to his brothers. Benjamin was about six years younger than Joseph. That made Benjamin about thirty three years old when he met Joseph. Benjamin was about eleven years old when Joseph was sold by his brothers.

This Torah scene also recalls the account when Jacob and Esau wept after they met each other. This might have been an act of redemption on this generation, because Esau had ulterior motives to make Jacob live with them. In this generation, Joseph has a righteous and pure motive for his family to move to Egypt.
This is like Joseph redeeming the account of Jacob and Esau's account in the Torah potion of Vay-Yeytsey, in the book of Genesis

Genesis 33:1 And Jacob lifted his eyes, and looked, and, behold, Esau was coming, and with him were four hundred men.... 3 And he went over to their faces, and bowed himself to the ground seven times until he came near unto his brother. 4 And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell upon his neck, and kissed him: and they wept.


The apostle Stephen made note of Joseph's revealing of himself to his brothers in the book of Acts

Acts 7:12 But when Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent out our fathers first. 13 And at the second time Joseph was made known to his brethren; and Joseph's kindred was made known unto Pharaoh.



Verse sixteen

16 And the report was heard at the house of Pharaoh, to say, The brothers of Joseph, they have come: and was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants.

Does anyone wonder why they were happy to hear that Joseph's family was with him? What was Pharaoh thinking when he heard about it? Did he thought that the brothers were also dream interpreters like Joseph? Did the Pharaoh thought that they were as prosperous as Joseph? We'll never know until we see Yeshua.



Verses seventeen through twenty

17 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, Say to your brothers, Do this; Load ta-your cattle, and depart, go to the land of Canaan; 18 And take ta-your father, and ta-your houses, and come to me: and I will give you of her ta-the good of the land of Egypt, and you shall eat ta-the kheylev-fat of the land. 19 And you, you are commanded. Do this; Take for yourselves wagons from the land of Egypt for your little ones, and for your wives, and carry ta-your father, and you come. 20 Also regard not your eyes upon your vessels; for the good of all the land of Egypt, he is to you.

Now it's Pharaoh's turn to put in his two cents worth. Symbolically, it is similar to Yeshua being Joseph and the Heavenly Father being Pharaoh. It is like Yeshua saying to the Jews in the Gospel of John

John 10:36 Say ye of Him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of Elohim. 37 If I do not the works of My Father, believe Me not. 38 But if I do, though ye believe not Me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in Me, and I in Him.

In many ways, Pharaoh was stating to Joseph in verse nineteen that he approved what Joseph was doing, but to remind Joseph that Pharaoh is in charge, by saying to him

19 And you, you are commanded, do this;...



Verses twenty-one through twenty three

21 And the Sons of Israel did so: And upon the mouth of Pharaoh, Joseph gave to them wagons and gave to them provision for the way. 22 To all of them was given changes of clothing to each one; and to Benjamin was given three hundred silver, and five changes of clothing. 23 And to his father was sent according to this; ten donkeys bearing with the good things of Egypt, and ten she-donkeys bearing grain and bread and nourishment for his father for the way.

Why did Benjamin receive silver and extra garments? Because he was Joseph's brother, and because Joseph loved him. Just like Joseph did when he gave Benjamin five times the amount of food in chapter forty three.


It is interesting to note that it was "ten" donkeys and "ten" she donkeys. The similarity when Abraham's servant, Eliezer, went to Padan Aram with "ten" camels to find Rebekah for Isaac's bride, and the ten camels is noted in the Torah portion of Khai-yey Sarah, in the book of Genesis

Genesis 24:10 And the servant took ten camels from the camels of his master, and left; and all the goods of his master were in his hand: and arose, and went to Aram Naharaim, to the city of Nahor.



Verse twenty four

24 And sent away
ta-his brothers, and they departed: and said to them, Do you not tremble on the way.

Why did Joseph say this to them? Because in many words, he was saying to them "Do not worry, I'm not going to have my men pursue after you like last time regarding the silver goblet".



Verses twenty five through twenty eight

25 And they ascended from Egypt, and they came to the land of Canaan to Jacob, their father, 26 And they told to him, to say, Joseph is still alive, and so, he is ruler in all the land of Egypt! And his heart fainted, for did not believe to them. 27 And they spoke to him ta all the words of Joseph which was spoken to them: and saw ta-the wagons which Joseph sent to carry him, the spirit of Jacob, their father, she revived: 28 And Israel said, Enough! Joseph my son is still alive! I will go and I will see him before I die!

Monte Judah of Lion and Lamb Ministries connected with Judah stating to his father that Joseph lives to the account in the Gospel of John

John 4:46 So Yeshua came again into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum. 47 When he heard that Yeshua was come out of Judaea into Galilee, he went unto him, and besought him that he would come down, and heal his son: for he was at the point of death. 48 Then said Yeshua unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe. 49 The nobleman saith unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die. 50 Yeshua saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Yeshua had spoken unto him, and he went his way. 51 And as he was now going down, his servants met him, and told him, saying, Thy son liveth. 52 Then enquired he of them the hour when he began to amend. And they said unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him. 53 So the father knew that it was at the same hour, in the which Yeshua said unto him, Thy son liveth: and himself believed, and his whole house. 54 This is again the second miracle that Yeshua did, when he was come out of Judaea into Galilee.


It is now known that Israel is Jacob's spirit. As it says in verse twenty seven

...the spirit of Jacob, their father, she revived:

and says right afterwards, it says in verse twenty eight

28 And Israel said...

In other words, Jacob had to faint away so that Israel could revive.

Going back to the Torah portion of Vay-Yeyshev, in the book of Genesis, this is what it says

Genesis 37:12 And his brothers, they went to tend the ta-flocks of their father in Shechem. 13 And Israel said to Joseph, That your brothers are not tending in Shechem? Come, and I will send you to them. And said to him, Behold I. 14 And said to him, Go now, see ta-the welfare of your brothers, and ta-the welfare of the flocks; and bring me word. And sent him from the Valley of Hebron, and came to Shechem.

and when Israel presumed that Joseph was dead, this is what happened later in that chapter

Genesis 37:32 And they sent ta-the long coat to the sole, and they brought him to their father; and they said, We have found this: Discern now the long coat, is she of your son's, if not. 33 And knew her, and said, The long coat of my son! An evil beast has eaten him! Torn, Joseph is torn! 34 And Jacob rent his clothes, and put sackcloth on his loins, and mourned upon his son many days. 35 And all his sons and all his daughters, they arose to comfort him; and refused to be comforted; and said, For I will descend to Sheol, mourning for my son, mourning. And his father wept for him.

As I noted in that Torah portion commentary, this would be the last time that Jacob was called "Israel". It has been twenty two years since "Israel" was mentioned. As I noted, when his name is noted as "Israel", it represents the Kingdom and eternal issue. There was no kingdom issue for "twenty two years" until now. This is a kingdom issue with an eternal purpose. This is when "Israel" tells Joseph in that Torah portion account "... and bring me word." Joseph has yet to fulfill his father's command as "Israel" for "twenty two years" until "now". Thisis the fulfillment via Joseph's brothers, being the representatives of "Joseph's word" in this week's Torah portion passage, and thus fulfilling Israel's word. This is like us, as belivers in Yeshua, speaking the word, or "preaching the Gospel", to Israel.

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Not related, but in relation to a "spiritual name", this is what the Apostle Paul wrote to the assembly in Corinth

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Messiah, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

and in his letter to the Colossians

Colossians 3:9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; 10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of Him that created Him:







CHAPTER 46

Genesis 46:1-34

Gen 46:1 And Israel pulled up, and all that was to him, and came to Be'er Sheba, and sacrificed sacrifices to the Elohim of his father, Isaac. 2 And Elohim spoke to Israel in the visions of the night, and said, Jacob! Jacob! And said, Behold I. 3 And said, I am the El, the Elohim of your father: Do you not fear from going down to Egypt; for I will make of you there a great nation: 4 I, I will go down with you to Egypt; and I, also bringing, I will bring you: and Joseph shall put his hand upon your eyes.

5 And Jacob rose up from Be'er Sheba: and the Sons of Israel carried 
ta-Jacob their father, and ta-their little ones, and ta-their wives, on the wagons which Pharaoh had sent to carry him. 6 And they took ta-their livestock and ta-their goods which they had gained in the land of Canaan, and came to Egypt, Jacob and all his seed with him: 7 his sons, and the sons of his sons with him, his daughters, and the daughters of his sons with him, and all his seed was brought with him to Egypt.

8 And these are the names of the Sons of Israel that are coming to Egypt, Jacob and his sons: The firstborn of Jaocob was Reuben. 9 And the sons of Reuben; Hanoch, and Phallu, and Hezron, and Carmi.

10 And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul, son of the Canaanitess.

11 And the sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

12 And the sons of Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah, and Pharez, and Zerah: but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. And the sons of Pharez. they were Hezron and Hamul.

13 And the sons of Issachar; Tola, and Phuvah, and Job, and Shimron.

14 And the sons of Zebulun; Sered, and Elon, and Jahleel.

15 These are the sons of Leah, whom were birthed her to Jacob in Padan Aram, and
ta-Dinah, his daughter: All the souls of his sons and his daughters were thirty and three.


16 And the sons of Gad; Ziphion, and Haggi, Shuni, and Ezbon, Eri, and Arodi, and Areli.

17 And the sons of Asher; Jimnah, and Ishuah, and Isui, and Beriah, and Serah their sister: and the sons of Beriah; Heber, and Malchiel.

18 These are the sons of Zilpah whom Laban gave to Leah his daughter, and she birthed
ta-these to Jacob, sixteen souls.


19 The sons of Rachel, wife of Jacob; Joseph, and Benjamin. 20 And birthed to Joseph in the land of Egypt 
ta-Manasseh and ta-Ephraim, whom Asenath, daughter of Poti Pherah, Priest of On, birthed to him.

21 And the sons of Benjamin; Belah, and Becher, and Ashbel, Gera, and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Muppim, and Huppim, and Ard.

22 These were the sons of Rachel who were birthed to Jacob: All the souls were fourteen.


23 And the sons of Dan; Hushim.

24 And the sons of Naphtali; Jahzeel, and Guni, and Jezer, and Shillem.

25 These were the sons of Bilhah whom Laban gave to Rachel, his daughter, and she birthed these to Jacob: All the souls were seven.


26 All the souls to Jacob that came to Egypt, coming out of his loins, besides the wives of the sons of Jacob, all the souls were sixty and six; 27 And the sons of Joseph who were birthed to him in Egypt were two souls: All the souls to the house of Jacob that are going to Egypt were seventy.


28 And sent 
ta-Judah to his face to Joseph to direct his face to Goshen; And they came to the land of Goshen.

29 And Joseph prepared his chariot, and ascended to meet Israel, his father, to Goshen. And appeared to him; and fell upon his neck, and wept upon his neck a long time. 30 And Israel said to Joseph, After I have seen 
ta-your face this time, I shall die, for you are alive. 31 And Joseph said to his brothers and to the house of his father, I will go up, and I will tell to Pharaoh, and I will say to him, My brothers and the house of my father who were in the land of Canaan have come to me; 32 And the men are shepherds of flocks, for they are men of livestock; And they have brought to them their flocks, and their herds, and all that is to them. 33 And shall be, if Pharaoh calls to you, and shall say, What is your occupation? 34 And you shall say, Your servants have been men of livestock from our youth and until now, also we, also our fathers: in order that you may dwell in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd of flocks is an abomination to Egypt.


(NOTE: Not all verses will have comments)


Verses one through four

1 And Israel pulled up, and all that was to him, and came to Be'er Sheba, and sacrificed sacrifices to the Elohim of his father, Isaac. 2 And Elohim spoke to Israel in the visions of the night, and said, Jacob! Jacob! And said, Behold I. 3 And said, I am the El, the Elohim of your father: Do you not fear from going down to Egypt; for I will make of you there a great nation: 4 I, I will go down with you to Egypt; and I, also bringing, I will bring you: and Joseph shall put his hand upon your eyes.

In verse one, Jacob left Hebron, meaning "Joined" or "Coupled" or "Society", based in the Torah portion of Vay-Yishlakh, in the book of Genesis

Genesis 35:27 And Jacob came to Isaac, his father, to Mamre, unto the city of the Arbah, she is Hebron, where Abraham and Isaac sojourned there.

 and went to Be'er Sheba "the Well of Oaths", the same place where Abraham and Isaac were dwelling and made the oaths with Abimelech, King of Gerar. There 
hwhy made an oath to Jacob that he will be back to be buried with his fathers.

Notice that hwhy called him Jacob, his physical name, but called it twice. The other times hwhy called someone's name twice was with Abraham

Genesis 22:11 And the messenger of hwhy called to him from the heavens, and said, Abraham! Abraham!: and said, Behold I.

and Moses in the book of Exodus

Exodus 3:4 And when hwhy saw that he turned aside to see, Elohim called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses! Moses!

This shows us that 
hwhy is telling him what would happen to his "physical" descendants and what will "physically happen to him when he "physically" dies. This is similar when YHWH told Abraham his future and his physical descendants' future in the Torah portion of Lekh L'kha, in the book of Genesis

Genesis 15:12 And was the sun to go down, and a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, behold, a terror of great darkness fell upon him. 13 And said to Abram, You know that your seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not to them, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; 14 And also ta-the nation, whom they shall serve, I will judge: and after thus shall they come out among a great substance. 15 And you, you shalt go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried in good satisfaction. 16 And the fourth generation, they shall return here: for is not complete the iniquity of the Amorites until now.

Notice 
hwhy said to Jacob that He will bring him back up and this

...and Joseph shall put his hand upon your eyes.

hwhy was telling Jacob that when he dies, he will die with his eyes "still opened", and Joseph will close them for him. If someone made a Biblical movie of Jacob, they should emphasize this in a scene.



Verses five through seven

5 And Jacob rose up from Be'er Sheba: and the Sons of Israel carried ta-Jacob their father, and ta-their little ones, and ta-their wives, on the wagons which Pharaoh had sent to carry him. 6 And they took ta-their livestock and ta-their goods which they had gained in the land of Canaan, and came to Egypt, Jacob and all his seed with him: 7 his sons, and the sons of his sons with him, his daughters, and the daughters of his sons with him, and all his seed was brought with him to Egypt.

Notice that it says Jacob has daughters. As far as I know, he only birthed one daughter, and that was Dinah. It was most likely that it meant his "daughters-in-law".



Verses eight through twenty seven

This next segment is a list of the names of Jacob's family and the meaning of their names:


JACOB-ISRAEL


Jacob (Yah'ah'kohv) (Strong's Concordance number 3290; 6177): Heel catcher. (the Hebrew letter yod in his name with the word eykev together spells his name, which would mean "hand on the heel")

Israel (Yeesrah-eyl) (Strong's Concordance number 3478 (Strong's say 8280 + 410): Strong's say "He will rule as El", but Jacob struggled with Elohim. So it is really "Struggle or Contended with El"

Putting the definitions of the words together , this is what it says:

"The Hand on the Heel who Stuggles with El"

This is what HaSatan still does with 
hwhy-Yeshua through his children on earth. We wonder why we "struggle" in our lives with El? This is the answer why. We are children of "Israel- Struggled with El", because if we are His children through the Messiah, we struggle through this manner as spoken by Yeshua in the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 16:24 Then said Yeshua unto His disciples, If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.

Denying ourselves is an act of struggling with Elohim.

Also, as the Apostle Paul wrote in his letter to Timothy

2 Timothy 2:12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with Him...

Suffering is also an act of struggling- not an easy matter.



LEAH AND HER CHILDREN


LEAH

Leah (Leyah) (Strong's
Concordance number 3812; 3811): Weary, tire, faint

Looking at the account in the book of the prophet Isaiah

Isaiah 40:28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the Everlasting Elohim, hwhy, the Creator of the Ends of the Earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of His understanding. 29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might He increaseth strength. 30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: 31 But they that wait upon hwhy shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.


REUBEN


Reuben (R'oo-veyn) (Strong's
Concordance number 7205 (7200 + 1121): See a son
Hanoch (Khanokh) 
(Strong's Concordance number 2585; 2596): Initiated, dedication, narrowed
Phallu (Palloo) 
(Strong's Concordance number 6396; 6395): Distinguished
Hezron (Khetsrohn)
 (Strong's Concordance number 2696; 2691): Courtyard, court, tower, village
Carmi (Karmee)
 (Strong's Concordance number 3756; 3754): Gardencer, vineyard

Putting the definitions of the names together, this is what it says:

"See, a son who is dedicated was distinguished in the courtyard as a gardener"

Sound familiar? It is in the Gospel of John

John 20:11 But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre, 12 And seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Yeshua had lain. 13 And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid Him. 14 And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Yeshua standing, and knew not that it was Yeshua. 15 Yeshua saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest Thou? She, supposing Him to be the gardener, saith unto Him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where Thou hast laid Him, and I will take Him away. 16 Yeshua saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto Him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master.

The reason the Yeshua was presumed to be a gardener, because He "is" "the Gardener" who planted the garden in Eden as noted in the Torah portion of B'reyshith, in the book of Genesis

Genesis 2:8 And hwhy Elohim planted a garden in Eden from the east, and put ta-the Adam, whom was formed, there. 9 And hwhy Elohim sprouted from the ground every pleasant tree for sight, and goodness for food; and the Tree of Lives was in the midst of the garden and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.

A
ccording to Bill Cloud of Shoreshim Ministries, Eden is located in the land of Israel, the Garden of Eden is located in Jerusalem and The Tree of Life is located in the Temple Mount at the Holy of Holies where the Temple stood.

Israel  Jerusalem



SIMEON

Simeon (Sheemohn)
 (Strong's Concordance number 8095; 8085): Hearing
Jemuel (Y'moo-eyl)
 (Strong's Concordance number 3223 (3117 + 410): Day of El
Jamin (Yah-meen)
 (Strong's Concordance number 3226; 3225): Right hand or side
Ohad
(Ohahd) (Strong's Concordance number 161): United, unity
Jachin (Yah-kheen)
 (Strong's Concordance number 3199; 3559): (He or It) shall establish, erect, set up
Zohar (Tsoh-khahr)
 (Strong's Concordance number 6714; 6713): Whiteness, dazzle, sheen
Shaul (Shah-ool)
 (Strong's Concordance number 7586; 7592): Asked, inquired
Canaanitish woman (K'nah-aneeth)
 (Strong's Concordance number 3669; 3667; 3665): Pedlar, humiliated, vanquish, bend the knee

Putting the definitions of the names together, this is what it says:

"On the day of El, on who is called of the right (hand) shall be erected in dazzling white, and those inquiring Him will bend the knee"

Looking at scriptures related to this story in the Gospels of Luke and Matthew

Luke 22:69 Hereafter shall the Son of Man sit on the right hand of the power of hwhy.

Matthew 17:1 And after six days Yeshua taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, 2 And was transfigured before them: and His face did shine as the sun, and His raiment was white as the light.



LEVI


Levi (Leyvee)
 (Strong's Concordance number 3878; 3867): Attached
Gershon (Geyrshohn)
 (Strong's Concordance number 1648; 1644): Refugee, stranger
Kohath (K'hath)
 (Strong's Concordance number 6955): To ally oneself, allied
Merari (M'rari)
 (Strong's Concordance number 4847; 4843): Bitter

Putting the definitions of the names together, this is what it says:

"Attached is a stranger who is allied to bitters"

This is what was revealed to me, looking at the Torah portion of B'shalakh, in the book of Exodus, and the Gospel of Matthew

Exodus 15:23 And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called Marah. 24 And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink? 25 And he cried unto hwhy; and hwhy shewed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet:

Matthew 27:33 And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull, 34 They gave Him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when He had tasted thereof, He would not drink. 35 And they crucified him [attached Him to the tree], and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots. 36 And sitting down they watched Him there; 37 And set up over His head his accusation written, THIS IS YESHUA THE KING OF THE JEWS.... 45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour. 46 And about the ninth hour Yeshua cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My El, My El, why hast Thou forsaken Me? [became a stranger to his Father] 47 Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, This Man calleth for Elias. 48 And straightway one of them ran, and took a spunge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave Him to drink [allied to the bitters].


JUDAH


Judah (Y'hoodah)
 (Strong's Concordance number 3063; 3034): Praise, celebrated
Er (Eyr)
 (Strong's Concordance number 6147; 5782): Watchful, wake
Onan (Ohnahn)
 (Strong's Concordance number 209; 207): Strong, power, might, substance
Shelah (Sheylah)
 (Strong's Concordance number 7956; 7596): Shortened, request, petition, ask, greet, required, obtained, greeted

Pharez (Pehrets)
 (Strong's Concordance number 6557; 6556): Break, breach
Zerah (Zehrakh)
 (Strong's Concordance number 2226; 2225): A rising of light, rising

Hezron (Khetsrohn)
 (Strong's Concordance number 2696; 2691): Courtyard, court, tower, village
Hamul (Khah-mool)
 (Strong's Concordance number 2538; 2550): Pitied, compassion, spare

Putting the definitions of the names together, this is what it says:

"Praise is awakened in power and might, and is greeted through the breaking of light"

"At the courtyard will have pity"


Looking at this account of the first sentence, this connects to the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 28:1 In the end of the Shabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. 2 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of hwhy descended from the heavens, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. 3 His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow: 4 And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men. 5 And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Yeshua, which was crucified. 6 He is not here: for He is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. 7 And go quickly, and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead; and, behold, He goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see Him: lo, I have told you. 8 And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring His disciples word. 9 And as they went to tell His disciples, behold, Yeshua met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held Him by the feet, and worshipped Him. 10 Then said Yeshua unto them, Be not afraid: go tell My brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see Me.

Matthew 17:1 And after six days Yeshua taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, 2 And was transfigured before them: and His face did shine as the sun, and His raiment was white as the light. 3 And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with Him.


Looking at the account of the second sentence in the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 28:11 Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the city, and shewed unto the chief priests all the things that were done. 12 And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers, 13 Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole Him away while we slept. 14 And if this come to the governor's ears, we will persuade him, and secure you. 15 So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.


ISSACHAR


Issachar (Yees-ahs-khahr) Strong's Concordance number 3485 (5375 + 7939)): He will bring a reward, hire
Tola (Toh-lah) (Strong's Concordance number 8439; 8438): Worm, maggot
Phuvah (Phoovah) (Strong's Concordance number 6312; 6284): A blast, puff
Job (Yohv)
(Strong's Concordance number 3102; 3103; 2980): Howler, cry out
Shimron (Sheem-rohn)
(Strong's Concordance number 8110; 8105; 8104): Guardianship, wine dregs

Putting the definitions of the names together, this is what it says:

"Will hire a worm to blast those crying out at the guardianship"

Looking at the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 23:1 Then spake Yeshua to the multitude, and to His disciples, 2 Saying, The Scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat: 3 All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not. 4 For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers. 5 But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments, 6 And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues, 7 And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi. 8 But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Messiah; and all ye are brethren. 9 And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in Heaven. 10 Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Messiah. 11 But He that is greatest among you shall be your servant. 12 And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.

13 But woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the Kingdom of Heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.

14 Woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.

15 Woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.

16 Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the Temple, he is a debtor!

17 Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the Temple that sanctifieth the gold? 18 And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty.

19 Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the Altar that sanctifieth the gift? 20 Whoso therefore shall swear by the Altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon. 21 And whoso shall swear by the Temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein. 22 And he that shall swear by Heaven, sweareth by the Throne of 
hwhy, and by Him that sitteth thereon.

23 Woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the Torah, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.

24 Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.

25 Woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.

26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.

27 Woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness. 28 Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.

29 Woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, 30 And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. 31 Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets. 32 Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.

33 Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell? 34 Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: 35 That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the Temple and the Altar.


ZEBULUN


Zebulun (Z'voo-loon)
(Strong's Concordance number 2074; 2082): Habitation, reside, inclose
Sered
(Sehrehd) (Strong's Concordance number 5624): Tremble, trembling
Elon (Eylon) (Strong's Concordance number 356; 352): Oakgrove, strenght, strong
Jahleel (Yakh-l'eyl)
(Strong's Concordance number 3177 (3176 + 410)): Expectant (or wait, patient, hope) of El

Putting the definitions of the names together, this is what it says:

"A habitation of trembling from the strength of the expectancy of El"

This is what it says in the book of Revelation

Revelation 14:6 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of the heavens, having the Everlasting Gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, 7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear hwhy, and give glory to Him; for the hour of His judgment is come: and worship Him that made the heavens, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.


DINAH

Dinah (Deenah)
(Strong's Concordance number 1783; 1779): Justice, judge

This is what it says in the Torah portion of Shophtim, in the book of Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy 16:20 Righteousness, righteousness (or Justice, justice) you shall pursue, by that you may live, and you shall possess ta-the land which hwhy your Elohim is giving to you.

TOTAL: 33 SOULS




ZILPAH AND HER CHILDREN

ZILPAH


Zilpah (Zeelpah)
(Strong's Concordance number 2153): Trickle, as myrrh; fragrant dropping


GAD

Gad (Gahd)
(Strong's Concordance number 1410; 1464; 1413): A troop, crowd, invade, overcome, invade
Ziphion (Tseeph-yohn)
(Strong's Concordance number 6837; 6822): Watch tower, observe
Haggi (Khahg-gee)
(Strong's Concordance number 2291; 2287): Festive
Shuni (Shoonee)
(Strong's Concordance number 7764): Rest, quiet
Ezbon (Ets-bohn)
(Strong's Concordance number 675): Unknown (it could be derived from 6632 tsav meaning covered, and with the letter aleph meaning strong, it could mean a strong cover)
Eri (Eyree)
(Strong's Concordance number 6179; 5782): Watchful, wake
Arodi (Ahroh-dee)
(Strong's Concordance number 722; 721; 719; 7300): A refuge for the roving
Areli (Areylee)
(Strong's Concordance number 692; 691): Heroic, hero

Putting the definitiono of the names together, this is what it says:

"A troop at a watch tower at a festive time when it is quiet, but something strong will awaken the watchful at the refuge for the roving as something heroic"

This is almost a no brainer. Looking at the Gospel of Luke

Luke 2:8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And, lo, the angel of hwhy came upon them, and the Glory of hwhy shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. 10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Messiah hwhy. 12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the Babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising Elohim, and saying, 14 Glory to hwhy in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

As I noted many times, this account took place on the Fall High Holy Day of Sukkoth.

NOTE: Gad's Hebrew name would be pronounced "gahd" which is similar to who we call today, "God". It is known that "God" is a corruption of Gad's name, and Gad's corrupt name had crept in and replaced "Elohim"  to be "God".


ASHER


Asher (Ah-sheyr) (Strong's Concordance number 836; 833): Happy
Jimnah (Yeem-nah)
(Strong's Concordance number 3232; 3231): Prosperity
Ishuah (Yeesh-vah)
(Strong's Concordance number 3438; 7737): (He) will level, yield, equalize
Isui (Eesh-vee) (Strong's Concordance number 3440; 7737): Level, equalize
Beriah (B'ree-yah)
(Strong's Concordance number 1283; 7451): In trouble, evil, bad
Serah (Seh-rakh)
(Strong's Concordance number 8294; 5629): Superfluity, a redundancy, remnant, banish
Heber (Kheh-vehr)
(Strong's Concordance number 2268; 2267): Community, society, company, spell, charmer, enchantment
Malchiel (Mahlkee-eyl)
(Strong's Concordance number 4439 (4428 + 410)): King of El

Putting the definitions of the names together, this is what it says:

"Happy are those who have propsperity, but leveling, He will level the evil, and a remnant community shall see the King of El"

As we know, Yeshua will destroy the evildoers who will rejoice in their worldly propserity, but we as believers in Yeshua will be the remnant who will see the King of El himself......  Yeshua!

TOTAL: SIXTEEN SOULS



RACHEL AND HER CHILDREN

RACHEL

Rachel (Rah-kheyl)
(Strong's Concordance number 7354; 7353): Ewe (the females being the predominant of the flock), sheep



JOSEPH

Joseph (Yoh-seyph)
(Strong's Concordance number 3130; 3254): Shall add
Manasseh (M'nah-sheh) (Strong's Concordance number 4519; 5382): Causing to forget
Ephraim (Eh-phrah-yeem)
(Strong's Concordance number 669; 672): Double fruit, fruitful

Putting the definitions of the names together, this is what it says:

"Shall add one who is caused to be forgotten a fruitful"

Looking in the Gospel of John

John 12:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a grain of wheat [Yeshua] fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.


BENJAMIN

Benjamin (Been-yah-meen)
(Strong's Concordance number 1144 (1121 + 3225)): Son of the right hand
Belah (Beh-lah)
(Strong's Concordance number 1106; 1105): Gulp, destruction, devouring, swallow up
Becher (Beh-kehr) (Strong's Concordance number 1071; 1070; 1069; 1061): Young camel, burst the womb, birthright, firstborn [possibly Becher was the firstborn over Belah]
Ashbel (Ash-beyl)
(Strong's Concordance number 788; 7640): Flowing
Gera (Geh-rah) (Strong's number 1617; 1626; 1641): Grain, kernel
Naaman (Nah-ah-mahn)
(Strong's Concordance number 5283; 5282; 5276): Pleasantness, agreeable, beauty, delight
Ehi (Ey-khee)
(Strong's Concordance number 278; 277): Brotherly
Rosh (Rohsh)
(Strong's Concordance number 7220; 7218): Shake, head, band, beginning, captain, chapiter, chief
Muppim (Moop-peem)
(Strong's Concordance number 6469; 5130): Wavings, quiver
Huppim (Khoop-peem)
(Strong's Concordance number 2650; 2646; 2645): A canopy, cover
Ard (Ahrd)
(Strong's Concordance number 714): Wander, fugitive

Putting the definitions of the names together, this is what it says:

"The Son of the Right who is the firstborn who is swallowed up as a flowing grain, will be pleasant to the brothers, and is the beginning of quivers for a canopy of wanderers"

This is what it says in the book of the prophet Isaiah

Isaiah 11:11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that Adonai shall set His hand again the second time to recover ta-the remnant of His People, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea. 12 And He shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the Outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth. 13 The envy also of Ephraim shall depart, and the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off: Ephraim shall not envy ta-Judah, and Judah shall not vex ta-Ephraim.

We are also brothers in Messiah, consisting of both of the House of Ephraim and the House of Judah, who are scattered all over the world who will be reunited with Judah

TOTAL: FOURTEEN SOULS


We typically thought that Benjamin was a young man or young teenager, but he was an adult at thirty two or thirty three years old, based on the information I made note earlier that Joseph was about seven years old when Benjamin was born, and Benjamin had born "ten sons".



BILHAH AND HER CHILDREN


BILHAH


Bilhah (Beel-hah)
(Strong's Concordance number 1090; 1089): Timid, trouble


DAN

Dan (Dahn)
(Strong's Concordance number 1835; 1777): Judge
Hushim (Khoosheem) (Strong's Concordance number 2366; 2363): Hasters, hurry

Putting the definitions of the names together, this is what it says:

"The Judge will make haste"


Looking at the book of the prophet Malachi

Malachi 3:5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not Me, saith hwhy of Hosts. 6 For I am hwhy, I change not; therefore ye Sons of Jacob are not consumed.


NAPHTALI


Naphtali (Naph-tah-lee) (Strong's Concordance number 5321; 6617): My wrestling
Jahzeel (Yakh-ts'eyl)
(Strong's Concordance numbr 3813 (2673 +410)): El will allot (or cut, split, halve, divide)
Guni (Goo-nee)
(Strong's Concordance number 1476; 1598): Protected
Jezer (Yey-tsehr) (Strong's Concordance number 3337; 3336): A form, conception, frame, imagination, mind
Shillem (Sheel-leym) (Strong's Concordance number 8006; 8005): Requital, recompense

Putting the definitions of the names together, this is what it says:

"My wrestling with El will allot my protection from my imagination and provide recompense"

This is what it says in the Torah portion of Vay-Yishlakh, in the book of Genesis

Genesis 32:24 And Jacob remained by his aloneness; and wrestled a man with him until the ascending of the dawn. 25 And saw that was not prevailed to him, and touched on the socket of his hip; and the socket of the hip of Jacob was dislocated in his wrestling with him. 26 And said, Send me away, for the dawn is ascending. And said, I will not send you away, by that, you will bless me. 27 And said to him, What is your name? And said, Jacob. 28 And said, Your name shall not be called Jacob anymore, for but Israel: for you have prevailed with Elohim and with men, and you have overcome. 29 And Jacob asked, and said, Tell now, your name. And said, By why is this you ask of my name? And blessed him there. 30 And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: For I have seen Elohim faces to faces, and my soul, she is preserved.

Genesis 33:1 And Jacob lifted his eyes, and looked, and behold, Esau was coming, and with him were four hundred men.... And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell upon his neck, and kissed him: and they wept.... And he said, What is all this camp to you which I met? And said, To find favor in the eyes of my lord. 9 And Esau said, Much is to me my brother; be to you what is to you. 10 And Jacob said, No now. If I have now found favor in your eyes, and you will take my present from my hand: for upon thus, I have seen your face, as seeing the face of Elohim, and you were pleased of me. 11 Take now, ta-my blessing that is brought to you; for Elohim has favored me, and is to me allness. And urged on him, and took.

As we know, Jacob wrestled a Messenger of 
hwhy, because he imagined fearing his brother Esau could kill him. But they met and Jacob gave various animals as gifts for recompense to Esau for taking his firstbornright away.

TOTAL: SEVEN SOULS


GRAND TOTAL: SEVENTY SOULS




Verse twenty seven

27 ...All the souls to the house of Jacob that are going to Egypt were seventy.


But in the book of Acts, Stephen a disciple of Yeshua, told this to a sect:

Acts 6:9 Then there arose certain of the synagogue, which is called the synagogue of the Libertines, and Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and of them of Cilicia and of Asia, disputing with Stephen.

part of Stephen's speech to them was this

Acts 7:14 Then sent Joseph, and called his father Jacob to him, and all his kindred, threescore and fifteen souls.

Why was Stephen's number different from the number in Genesis? The number Stephen gave to them would have included the mothers, though some did not come down, for as we know Rachel died in Canaan, but they came with them in spirit. But that only totaled seventy four. Most of the Hebraic Roots teachers are in agreement by stating that the seventy fifth soul was..... "YESHUA"! The key is that He did not come down to Egypt with them at the same time. Monte Judah of Lion and Lamb Ministries noted that Yeshua was in Jacob's seed that had yet to be revealed until His time. Looking at an account in the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 2:10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. 11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary, His mother, and fell down, and worshipped Him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto Him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. 12 And being warned of hwhy in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way. 13 And when they were departed, behold, the Angel of hwhy appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young Child and His mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young Child to destroy Him. 14 When he arose, he took the young Child and His mother by night, and departed into Egypt: 15 And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of hwhy by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called My Son.

from the Prophet Hosea

Hosea 11:1 When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called My son out of Egypt.


Notice that Dinah was included in the family. It doesn't show that she married to anyone else. There are two possibilities:

First: She stayed unmarried and was childless until her death, because she was not part of the twelve future tribes to inherit the land of Israel.

Second: She married in Egypt and had children who married into her brothers' children in order to be part of the inheritance.



Also notice that three of Jacob's
twelve sons have an Aleph-Tav next to their names: Manasseh and Ephraim- the two sons of Joseph, and Judah. These three sons consists the two main tribes for each of the Two Houses of Israel: Joseph- the Ten Northern Tribes, and Judah- the Two Southern Tribes.

Eddie Chumney of Hebraic Heritage Ministries International made note regarding the amount of bullocks sacrificed during the Fall High Holy Days of the seven days of Sukkoth in the Torah portion of Pinkhas, in the book of Numbers

Numbers 29:12 And in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, shall be a Holy Convocation to you; any work of service you shall not do, and you shall celebrate a feast to hwhy seven days: 13 And bring an Elevation Offering, of a Fire Offering, of a pleasant scent to hwhy; thirteen bullocks, sons of a herd,...

17 And in the second day: twelve bullocks, sons of a herd,...

20 And in the third day: eleven bullocks,...

23 And in the fourth day: ten bullocks,...

26 And in the fifth day: nine bullocks,...

29 And in the sixth day: eight bullocks,...

32 And in the seventh day: seven bullocks,...

According to Eddie, adding all the bullocks together in these seven days of sacrifices, and they total to "seventy" bullocks, symbolized the same number as the number of souls of Jacob and his descendants that went down to Egypt.

Adding my two cents worth, I want to add the bullock on the Fall High Holy Day, the eighth day of the Solemn Assembly, the day after the seven days of Sukkoth

35 In the eighth day, she shall be a Solemn Assembly to you: you shall not do any work of service: 36 And you shall bring an Elevation Offering, a Fire Offering, of a pleasant scent to hwhy: one bullock,...

This "one bullock", in my opinion, refers to "the unknown soul" mentioned by Stephen in the book of Acts when he said that there were seventy five souls. This extra soul, as mentioned above was Yeshua. This one bullock sacrificed was the symbol of Yeshua.




Verse twenty eight

28 And sent ta-Judah to his face to Joseph to direct his face to Goshen; And they came to the land of Goshen.

Isn't it funny that Jacob-Israel sent "Judah" was the one to lead the family to see Joseph for directions to Goshen. Based on this, it seems that Judah's father gave more clout to his son after he took the risk and protected Benjamin in their previous travel to Egypt before Joseph revealed himself to his brothers. This would be symbolic of the Heavenly Father sending His Son, Yeshua, of the tribe of Judah, to lead the people in the earth, especially descendants of Jacob, to the spiritual Kingdom land of Goshen via the Ruakh HaKodesh (the Holy Spirit) who will spiritually rain in our hearts "Living Water".



Verses twenty nine and thirty

29 And Joseph prepared his chariot, and ascended to meet Israel, his father, to Goshen. And appeared to him; and fell upon his neck, and wept upon his neck a long time. 30 And Israel said to Joseph, After I have seen ta-your face this time, I shall die, for you are alive.

After twenty two years of remorse and presumed loss by fatality, the father and son are finally reunited. 
hwhy only knew how long they wept.



Verses thirty-one and thirty two

31 And Joseph said to his brothers and to the house of his father, I will go up, and I will tell to Pharaoh, and I will say to him, My brothers and the house of my father who were in the land of Canaan have come to me; 32 And the men are shepherds of flocks, for they are men of livestock; And they have brought to them their flocks, and their herds, and all that is to them.

This would be typical for Joseph to tell Pharaoh of this account, because Pharaoh ordered him to do this.



Verses thirty three and thirty four

33 And shall be, if Pharaoh calls to you, and shall say, What is your occupation? 34 And you shall say, Your servants have been men of livestock from our youth and until now, also we, also our fathers: in order that you may dwell in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd of flocks is an abomination to Egypt.

Joseph likely knew that the Pharaoh would ask them of their occupation and warned them what to respond to him. It is mentioned and will be explained in the next chapter.







CHAPTER 47

Genesis 47:1-27

Gen 47:1 And Joseph came and told to Pharaoh, and said, My father and my brothers, and their flocks, and their herds, and all that is to them, have come from the land of Canaan; and behold, they are in the land of Goshen. 2 And from the side of his brothers, took five men, and brought them to the face of Pharaoh. 3 And Pharaoh said to his brothers, What is your occupation? And they said to Pharaoh, Your servants are shepherds of flocks, also we, also our fathers. 4 And they said to Pharaoh, We have come to sojourn in the land; for is no pasture for the flocks which are to your servants; for the famine is heavy in the land of Canaan: And now, shall your servants dwell now in the land of Goshen. 5 And Pharaoh spoke to Joseph, to say, Your father and your brothers have come to you: 6 The land of Egypt is to your face; In the best of the land shall dwell 
ta-your father and ta-your brothers; shall dwell in the land of Goshen: and if you know, and there is able men among them, then make them chiefs of livestock over what is to me.

7 And Joseph brought 
ta-Jacob his father, and stood him to the face of Pharaoh: and Jacob blessed ta-Pharaoh. 8 And Pharaoh said to Jacob, As how many days of the years of your life? 9 And Jacob said to Pharaoh, The days of the years of my sojourning are thirty and a hundred years: The days of the years of my life have been few and evil, and they have not reached ta-the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their sojourning. 10 And Jacob blessed ta-Pharaoh and went out from of the face of Pharaoh.

11 And Joseph made dwell
ta-his father and ta-his brothers, and gave to them a possession in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in the land of Rameses, as which Pharaoh commanded. 12 And Joseph nourished ta-his father, and ta-his brothers, and ta all the house of his father, with bread for the mouth of their little ones. 13 And was no bread in all the land; for the famine was very heavy, and the land of Egypt and all the land of Canaan, she was fainted from the famine.

14 And Joseph gathered 
ta-all the silver that was found in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, on the grain which they bought: and Joseph brought ta-the silver to the house of Pharaoh.

15 
And the silver ceased from the land of Egypt, and from the land of Canaan, and all of Egypt. They came unto Joseph, to say, Give to us bread: and to why should we die in before you? For the silver is gone. 16 And Joseph said, Give your livestock; and if the silver failed, I will give you on your cattle. 17 And they brought ta-their livestock to Joseph: and Joseph gave to them bread on their horses, and on their livestock of the flocks, and on their livestock of the herds, and on their donkeys: and fed them on the bread on all their livestock in her year.

18 And the year, she ended. And they came to him in the second year, and they said to him, We will not hide from my lord, for that our silver is spent (failed); and the livestock of our animals are to my lord; We have none left to the face of my lord but except our bodies and our grounds:
19 To why should we die to your eyes, also us, also our ground? Purchase us and ta-our ground on bread, and we will be, we and our ground, slaves to Pharaoh: And give seed, and we may live, and we will not die, and the ground, she will not be a waste. 20 And Joseph purchased ta-all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh; for Egypt has sold him each one his field, for the famine was strong upon them: And the land, she became to Pharaoh.

21 And
ta-the people had him go over to cities from the end of the border of Egypt and unto his border. 22 Only the ground of the priests were not bought; for the portion to the priests were from ta Pharaoh, and they ate ta-their portion which Pharaoh gave to them: upon thus, they did not sell ta-their grounds.

23 And Joseph said to the people, Behold, I have bought you today and 
ta-your ground for Pharaoh: Lo, seed is to you, and you shall sow ta-the ground. 24 And shall be in the produce, and you shall give a fifth to Pharaoh, and a fourth of the hands shall be for you for seed of the field, and for your food, and for whom are in your households, and for food for your little ones. 25 And they said, You have saved us: We will find favor in the eyes of my lord, and we will be slaves to Pharaoh. 26 And Joseph made her for a statute over the ground of Egypt unto this day, To Pharaoh shall be for a fifth; only the ground of the priests, to their apartness, she shall not be for Pharaoh. 27 And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the land of Goshen; and they possessed in her, and they were fruitful, and they multiplied much.


(NOTE: Not all verses will have comments)


Verse one

1 And Joseph came and told to Pharaoh, and said, My father and my brothers, and their flocks, and their herds, and all that is to them, have come from the land of Canaan; and behold, they are in the land of Goshen.

Joseph fulfilled what he told his family he was going to do by going to Pharaoh to say "They're here".



Verse two

2 And from the side of his brothers, took five men, and brought them to the face of Pharaoh.

I'm surprised that all eleven brothers were not present to Pharaoh. Why just the five brothers? I don't know, but symbolically, the five brothers could be symbolic of the five books of Moses- the Torah.



Verses three and four

3 And Pharaoh said to his brothers, What is your occupation? And they said to Pharaoh, Your servants are shepherds of flocks, also we, also our fathers. 4 And they said to Pharaoh, We have come to sojourn in the land; for is no pasture for the flocks which are to your servants; for the famine is heavy in the land of Canaan: And now, shall your servants dwell now in the land of Goshen.

First of all, I was shocked that they did not obeyed what Joseph said to them. Why did the brothers go against what he said? Did they still have resentment against Joseph from the past, and this was their way to get back at him? Did they realize that Joseph's dreams came to reality and they did this against him to mock his command, because he was their "little brother"? Another thing- how could the brothers have the gall after they told Pharaoh their occupation as "shepherds", which was an abomination against Pharaoh and all of Egypt, to ask him to give them the land of Goshen, the best of the land in all of Egypt? Didn't they know that Pharaoh was "the Ruler" in all of the Egyptian Empire, and could have ultimately changed his mind and refused to give them the land because they had an abominating occupation? Well, Joseph said it himself in the last chapter

Genesis 46:31 And Joseph said to his brothers and to the house of his father, I will go up, and I will tell to Pharaoh, and I will say to him, My brothers, and the house of my father, who were in the land of Canaan, have come to me; 32 And the men are shepherds of flocks,...

Joseph was at fault for telling his brothers that, and it gave them an out for not telling Pharaoh what Joseph told them to say and gave them a double witness, thanks to Joseph, to confirm their true identity as "shepherds". Nevertheless, 
hwhy allowed them through Pharaoh to settle in Goshen. This would be the fulfillment to the descendant of Jacob-Israel, Yeshua, as "the Shepherd", as noted in the Gospel of John

John 10:1 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. 2 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. 4 And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. 5 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers. 6 This parable spake Yeshua unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them. 7 Then said Yeshua unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the Door of the Sheep. 8 All that ever came before Me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. 9 I am the Door: by Me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. 10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. 11 I am the Good Shepherd: the Good Shepherd giveth His life for the sheep. 12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. 13 The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep. 14 I am the Good Shepherd, and know My sheep, and am known of Mine. 15 As the Father knoweth Me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down My Life for the sheep. 16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear My Voice; and there shall be one fold, and one Shepherd. 17 Therefore doth my Father love Me, because I lay down My Life, that I might take it again. 18 No man taketh it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This Commandment have I received of My Father.


Another perspective would be that Joseph's brothers might have mixed what Joseph said that "he" was going to say to Pharaoh that they were shepherds, but the brothers thought that "they" were to say to Pharaoh that they were shepherds.


Another reason they could have said they were shepherds to Pharaoh was they did not want to mingle in with the Egyptian crowd. Since shepherds were an abomination to Egypt, the brothers would stay set apart and pure from the world, which was Egypt. Like us as believers in Yeshua, we are to be set apart and to be pure from the world, because we are not of this world.

Another reason the brothers did not want anything to do with tending the herds, because Pharaoh's livestock would most likely be dedicated to their pagan elohim, and the brothers don't want anything to be involved with animals dedicated to a perverse pagan elohim. Same with us, that we should not have anything dedicated to idols. One example is noted in the apostle Paul's letter to the assembly in Corinth

1Corinthians 8:1 Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth. 2 And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know. 3 But if any man love hwhy, the same is known of him. 4 As concerning therefore the eating of those things that are offered in sacrifice unto idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is none other Elohim but one. 5 For though there be that are called elohim, whether in the heavens or in earth, (as there be elohim many, and lords many,) 6 But to us there is but one Elohim, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in Him; and one Lord, Yeshua the Messiah, by whom are all things, and we by Him. 7 Howbeit there is not in every man that knowledge: for some with conscience of the idol unto this hour eat it as a thing offered unto an idol; and their conscience being weak is defiled. 8 But meat commendeth us not to hwhy: for neither, if we eat, are we the better; neither, if we eat not, are we the worse. 9 But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to them that are weak. 10 For if any man see thee which hast knowledge sit at meat in the idol's temple, shall not the conscience of him which is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are offered to idols; 11 And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Messiah died? 12 But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Messiah. 13 Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend.



Verses five and six

5 And Pharaoh spoke to Joseph, to say, Your father and your brothers have come to you: 6 The land of Egypt is to your face; In the best of the land shall dwell ta-your father and ta-your brothers; shall dwell in the land of Goshen: and if you know, and there is able men among them, then make them chiefs of livestock over what is to me.

Based on what Pharaoh told Joseph and likely how Pharaoh expressed himself to him, I bet Joseph was not happy of their brothers' response. Pharaoh could have been restrained in his expressiveness to Joseph, but it's not clear on that. As I mentioned above, Joseph was at fault too, because he mentioned to his brothers that he was going to say to Pharaoh that they were "shepherds".



Verses seven through ten

7 And Joseph brought ta-Jacob his father, and stood him to the face of Pharaoh: and Jacob blessed ta-Pharaoh. 8 And Pharaoh said to Jacob, As how many days of the years of your life? 9 And Jacob said to Pharaoh, The days of the years of my sojourning are thirty and a hundred years: The days of the years of my life have been few and evil, and they have not reached ta-the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their sojourning. 10 And Jacob blessed ta-Pharaoh and went out from of the face of Pharaoh.

Pharaoh allowed Joseph's father to visit him out of respect for Joseph, because Jacob was "a father" of the Viceroy of Egypt.

Notice that Jacob says to Pharaoh that his life has been a rough life, contrary to what Joseph experienced with the exception of the twenty two years that he has been alone in Egypt. But as we know, Jacob had experienced a hard life throughout most of his years. Sometimes we believers experience that too, but we keep the faith and trusting in Yeshua, the Messiah.



Verses eleven through thirteen


11 And Joseph made dwell ta-his father and ta-his brothers, and gave to them a possession in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in the land of Rameses, as which Pharaoh commanded. 12 And Joseph nourished ta-his father, and ta-his brothers, and ta all the house of his father, with bread for the mouth of their little ones. 13 And was no bread in all the land; for the famine was very heavy, and the land of Egypt and all the land of Canaan, she was fainted from the famine.

In verse eleven, it says the land of Rameses. In other words, there was already a Rameses at the time of Jacob and his sons' arrival before a Pharaoh was named after Rameses.


Looking at the word RAMESES

The Hebrew word for Rameses is "Ra-m'seys" or "Ra-am-seys"- Resh, Ayin, Mem, Samek, Samek (
oomer). It is from Strong's Concordance number 7486, and its definition

Of Egypt origin; Rameses or Raamses, a place in Egypt: - Raamses, Rameses.

This name will be applied in the nation of Israel's circumstance later in the Torah.



Verse fourteen

14 And Joseph gathered ta-all the silver that was found in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, on the grain which they bought: and Joseph brought ta-the silver to the house of Pharaoh.

If one hasn't realized, Pharaoh became the richest man in Egypt, if not the world, with all the silver he accumulated, thanks to Joseph.



Verses fifteen through seventeen

15 And the silver ceased from the land of Egypt, and from the land of Canaan, and all of Egypt. They came unto Joseph, to say, Give to us bread: and to why should we die in before you? For the silver is gone. 16 And Joseph said, Give your livestock; and if the silver failed, I will give you on your cattle. 17 And they brought ta-their livestock to Joseph: and Joseph gave to them bread on their horses, and on their livestock of the flocks, and on their livestock of the herds, and on their donkeys: and fed them on the bread on all their livestock in her year.

The reason their silver was spent, because in the culture of the day, silver and gold were not their main source of income, but their livestock. We will see in the next Torah portion passage.



Verses eighteen through twenty

18 And the year, she ended. And they came to him in the second year, and they said to him, We will not hide from my lord, for that our silver is spent (failed); and the livestock of our animals are to my lord; We have none left to the face of my lord but except our bodies and our grounds: 19 To why should we die to your eyes, also us, also our ground? Purchase us and ta-our ground on bread, and we will be, we and our ground, slaves to Pharaoh: And give seed, and we may live, and we will not die, and the ground, she will not be a waste. 20 And Joseph purchased ta-all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh; for Egypt has sold him each one his field, for the famine was strong upon them: And the land, she became to Pharaoh.

Notice it says in verse eighteen again

18 And the year [the "first" year], she ended, and they came to him in the second year,

When it says in verse eighteen that it was the end of the year, it means the end of the "Biblical year" of the Biblical twelfth month of Adar. By then, "both" their silver AND their livestock were spent all within "ONE YEAR'S TIME". Adding two and two, their silver was spent in a very brief period of time within that one year, because based on the scriptures, their livestock was their main source to buy grain. It reveals that the silver was not much of an asset to the Egyptian populous at that time, but livestock was a very big asset, because it was their main source that can keep multiplying by continuously producing offspring, and was their main source of purchasing ans selling transaction. That is why the Egyptians and the Canaanites were able to purchase grain with their livestock throughout the good part of the first year of want.

This had to be a very severe and heavy famine for the people to have nothing left but themselves and their lands. All the people of Egypt have left is to sell are themselves and their lands. This is an act of selling their souls.

Notice that the people of Egypt had to wait another SIX YEARS of the famine to be over, because they sold themselves in the SECOND YEAR.


Indirectly related, this account sound like the end times to you, where people cannot buy or sell unless they sell their selves or "their souls" to aquire "the Mark of the Beast" as noted in the book of Revelation

Revelation 13:11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. 12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. 13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, 14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. 15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. 16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: 17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

In my opinion, this is HaSatan's way of comparing himself with Joseph allowing the people of Egypt to be servants to Pharaoh, but in a very deceptive way, to get the world to submit to him, but in the costs of their souls to become servants of eternal death. Also, in my opinion, this could also occur in the SECOND YEAR of the SEVEN YEAR TRIBULATION.


My question is this: "Why did Joseph allow the Egyptians to sell their bodies and lands instead of giving the Egyptians a break purchasing grain, since they were the ones who gave the fifth part of their grain to him"? It was their home land. I don't have an answer to that.



Verses twenty-one and twenty two

21 And ta-the people had him go over to cities from the end of the border of Egypt and unto his border. 22 Only the ground of the priests were not bought; for the portion to the priests were from ta Pharaoh, and they ate ta-their portion which Pharaoh gave to them: upon thus, they did not sell ta-their grounds.

Notice that in today's society, if people are going through tough times, where do they go to? THE CITIES. When the immigrants of the decades immigrated to the United States in the late 1800's through the early part of the 1900's where did they reside?..... THE CITIES.

Indirectly related, according to Bill Cloud of Shoreshim Ministries, in an election, looking at an election results, the majority of the land mass of the United States would say that one candidate won. BUT, what Bill Cloud calls "the dots", meaning "the cities"vote for the other candidate, and the dots make up the majority of the people of the states that would give "the other candidate" the win. In other words, the people in the cities do not own land in the suburbs. Also the farming industry had decreased dramatically since the 1900's. According to Brad Scott of Wildbranch Ministry, the occupation of farmers dropped from about twenty five percent in the 1940's to about "one percent" today. We are not a dominantly farming society as we used to be, prior to World War II, but now a "Digital Society". The reason not many people are having a relationship with Yeshua today, because the Bible is an "agriculture based Bible". And now, with the agriculture society diminished, the technological people, especially the Millenials, do not understand the importance of the "Agriculture Lingo" of the Bible.


The reason Joseph did not sell the priests' land was political and personal.

First: it was political, because Pharaoh gave the priests the lands. Joseph would have gone over Pharaoh's head, meaning Pharaoh's authority, if Joseph tried to sell the priests and their fields to Pharaoh. Pharaoh would not have been happy with that, and could create a riff in the upper ranks.

Second: it was personal, because he was married to a daughter of a priest. If he tried to sell the priests' lands to Pharaoh, how would Poti Pherah, his father-in-law, feel and respond to it? Also, since Joseph was married to Poti Pherah's daughter, Asenath, how would Joseph's wife feel if Joseph followed through with it? I don't think she would be a happy wife, at minimum, toward his decision. She probably would not have slept with him in the same room for a while.



Verse twenty three through twenty six

23 And Joseph said to the people, Behold, I have bought you today and ta-your ground for Pharaoh: Lo, seed is to you, and you shall sow ta-the ground. 24 And shall be in the produce, and you shall give a fifth to Pharaoh, and a fourth of the hands shall be for you for seed of the field, and for your food, and for whom are in your households, and for food for your little ones. 25 And they said, You have saved us: We will find favor in the eyes of my lord, and we will be slaves to Pharaoh. 26 And Joseph made her for a statute over the ground of Egypt unto this day, To Pharaoh shall be for a fifth; only the ground of the priests, to their apartness, she shall not be for Pharaoh.

The people of the land would not be the same again, since then and forever, they were sold unto Pharaoh and became slaves unto Pharaoh forever. This is like today's people on earth who are of "the world". They are sold to the world, and as long as they do not except the Messiah as their Lord and Savior, and as I mentioned above, HaSatan will capitalize on them during the seven year tribulation in selling their souls to him, as noted in the book of Revelation earlier.


This chapter is also prophetic. Look at the banking system today. The banks are not a gold and silver backed monetary system anymore. The gold and silver have been spent, but they are located in banking vaults and are hidden in secret caves. I have heard commercials, even on Christian advertisements, saying to buy gold or silver, because it is has high value. This is a grave mistake. No one cannot buy anything using gold or silver anymore. I strongly do not recommend it.

This is what the prophet Ezekiel says about the gold and silver in the end times

Ezekiel 7:19 They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be removed: their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of hwhy: they shall not satisfy their souls, neither fill their bowels: because it is the stumblingblock of their iniquity.

In the end, they will be completely worthless. It is not worth stocking up on gold and silver.

The next thing to go is materialism. In today's case, it will not be livestock, but the assets- materials- by selling them off.

What is left, but the people themselves, and this would be the time the beast will come out and cause people to sell their souls to him by taking on the mark of the beast.

Joseph did this to Egypt- the world. Now the world, with the help of the beast, wants to get back at Joseph. As noted in last week's Torah poriton of Mikeyts, the Ten Northern Tribes were divorced from 
hwhy, and were exiled into the nations between 732 and 722 BC. The only ones that still have the Covenant that were not divorced is the Southern House of Judah, also known as the Jews. Looking back in Germany prior to World War II, when Germany was going through a economic hardship, who did Hitler blame for it? The Jews. The Anti Messiah will come to attempt to destroy the saints, the 144,000, as well as the Jews, during the tribulation. This is well accepted by believers. It will not be the believers in Messiah before the seven years tribulation, because the believers who have the Ruakh HaKodesh, and they will be snatched up to meet Yeshua in the air. The believers on this earth with the Ruakh HaKodesh is what holding the Anti Messiah- HaSatan- back from revealing himself. As long as the believers are here on earth, HaSatan cannot be revealed. The only way for HaSatan- the Anti-Messiah- to be revealed if for the believers to be taken out of the earth and to be with Yeshua, as it is mentioned by the Apostle Paul to the assembly in Thessalonica.

1 Thessalonians 4:13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Yeshua died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Yeshua will hwhy bring with Him. 15 For this we say unto you by the Word of hwhy, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 16 For the Lord himself shall descend from the heavens with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of hwhy: and the dead in Messiah shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.



Verse twenty seven

27 And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the land of Goshen; and they possessed in her, and they were fruitful, and they multiplied much.

The people of the Messiah will populate exceedingly in the Kingdom. Think about how many believers have existed and have been existing since Yeshua's resurrection for 2000 years, and before Yeshua's time for those who believed in 
hwhy. We as believers in Yeshua have multiplied much.




I want to end with a teaching by Gary Hendrick from Christian Jew Foundation Ministries titled "Joseph, A Prophetic Portrait of the Messiah". It is an eight part series. Right click each link below and choose "Save As", or "Save Target As".

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