Genesis 42 Summary - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges
Ch. 42 (E (J).) Joseph’s Brethren in Egypt
1 5. The descent into Egypt.
6 17. The first interview with Joseph.
18 26. The second interview.
27 38. The return to Canaan.
The whole of this chapter, except Gen 42:5-6 a, 27, 28, is probably from the E narrative. The dramatic interest of the story is admirably sustained. Joseph delays to disclose his identity, until by a succession of tests he has been convinced of his brethren’s honesty.
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