Category Archives: Benjamin

Deaf Ears

You’ll remember from *last time* that while the sons of Jacob were loading their donkeys for their return journey to Canaan from Egypt, Joseph had got his steward to put his prized silver goblet into Benjamin’s sack without him knowing. … Continue reading

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Au Revoir

*During the meal* with his brothers – who had come to Egypt from Canaan to buy food – Joseph snuck away to find his steward who was lurking behind the de facto prime ministerial tent. Joseph said to the steward, … Continue reading

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A Pit of Poisonous Snakes

The sons of Jacob (Joseph’s brothers) shortly after *crossing Egypt’s border*, went to the dwelling of the Canaanite-Egyptian interpreter they’d used last time. The brothers and the interpreter then went to Joseph’s official residence to present themselves to him. Several … Continue reading

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Tragacanth and Myrrh

The last posting ended with Jacob *refusing to let Benjamin* travel back to Egypt with his older brothers, so that Simeon, who had stayed behind in Egypt as a hostage, might be released. Hence the brothers remained for the time … Continue reading

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Trust

The prospect of travelling all the way back *to Canaan to fetch Benjamin*, then travelling all the way back to Egypt with him, made Joseph’s brothers wonder what they’d done to deserve this hardship. Speaking in his native Canaanite so … Continue reading

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Concentrating the Mind

Not only in Egypt *was there now a famine* (the beginning of the seven lean years), there was a famine in Canaan too – the very Canaan where Joseph had been born and raised. News in those parts travelled then … Continue reading

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Benoni or Benjamin?

God felt that Jacob had lately been taking Him for granted. But He saw that Jacob might now need His help in protecting himself from the surrounding Canaanites who had been angered by Jacob’s sons’ *slaughter of King Hamor and … Continue reading

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