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Genesis 41:30 Commentary - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

seven years. This explains and confirms the hieroglyphic inscription discovered by Wilbour at Sehel (first cataract). It is referred to in another inscription in the tomb of Baba, at El-Kab, translated by Brugsch (History of Egypt, i, 304). In July 1908, Brugsch Bey discovered inscriptions which tell how "for seven successive years the Nile did not overflow, and vegetation withered and failed; that the land was devoid of crops, and that during these years, famine and misery devastated the land of Egypt". The date is given as 1700 B. C, which cannot be earlier, therefore, than the last year of the famine. The last year of the seven years of plenty was in B.C. 1708, according to Ussher (Gen 41:53), with which the inscription agrees. See farther, App-37.

the land. Figure of speech Metonymy (of Subject). App-6. the people in the land.

Consult other comments:

Genesis 41:30 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Genesis 41:30 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Genesis 41:30 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Genesis 41:30 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Genesis 41:30 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics