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And Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to Beersheba,
and offered sacrifices unto the God of his father Isaac. 46:1
(46:2) "And God spake unto Israel ... and said, Jacob, Jacob."
God calls Jacob Jacob, though he said in Genesis 32:28 and 35:10 that he
would no longer be called Jacob but Israel.
(46:3-4) "And he said, I am God ... I will surely bring thee up again."
God promises to bring Jacob safely back from
Egypt, but Jacob dies in Egypt ( Genesis 47:28-29)
46:2 And God spake unto
Israel in the visions of the night, and said, Jacob, Jacob. And he said,
Here am I.
46:3 And he said, I am God,
the God of thy father: fear not to go down into Egypt; for I will there make
of thee a great nation:
46:4 I will go down with
thee into Egypt; and I will also surely bring thee up again: and Joseph
shall put his hand upon thine eyes.
And Jacob rose up from Beersheba: and the sons of Israel carried Jacob
their father, and their little ones, and their wives, in the wagons which
Pharaoh had sent to carry him.
And they took their cattle, and their goods, which they had gotten in the
land of Canaan, and came into Egypt, Jacob, and all his seed with him: 46:6
His sons, and his sons' sons with him, his daughters, and his sons'
daughters, and all his seed brought he with him into Egypt. 46:7
(46:8-27) "And these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt...."
46:8 And these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt,
Jacob and his sons: Reuben, Jacob's firstborn.
And the sons of Reuben; Hanoch, and Phallu, and Hezron, and Carmi. 46:9
And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and
Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman. 46:10
And 46:11 the sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and
(46:11) "The sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari."
Was Mahli the son of Levi?
And the sons of Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah, and Pharez, and Zarah:
but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. And the sons of Pharez were
Hezron and Hamul.
And the sons of Issachar; Tola, and Phuvah, and Job, and Shimron. 46:13
And the sons of Zebulun; Sered, and Elon, and Jahleel. 46:14
These be the sons of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob in Padanaram, with
his daughter Dinah: all the souls of his sons and his daughters were thirty
and three. 46:15
And the sons of Gad; Ziphion, and Haggi, Shuni, and Ezbon, Eri, and Arodi,
and Areli. 46:16
And the sons of Asher; Jimnah, and Ishuah, and Isui, and Beriah, and Serah
their sister: and the sons of Beriah; Heber, and Malchiel. 46:17
These are the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah his daughter, and
these she bare unto Jacob, even sixteen souls. 46:18
The sons of Rachel Jacob's wife; Joseph, and Benjamin. 46:19
(46:20) "And unto Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, which
Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On bare unto him."
Will God destroy those that intermarry?
(46:21) "The sons of Benjamin"
There are four lists of Benjamin's sons in the Bible, and none of them agree.
This one lists ten sons, Num.26:38-40, 1 Chronicles 7:6 lists three, and 1 Chronicles 8:1-2 lists five. Only one son (Bela) is found
in all four lists.
Who were the sons of Benjamin?
Were Naaman and Ard the sons or grandsons of Benjamin?
How old was Benjamin when his clan migrated to Egypt?
46:20 And unto Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, which
Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On bare unto him.
46:21 And the sons of
Benjamin were Belah, and Becher, and Ashbel, Gera, and Naaman, Ehi,
and Rosh, Muppim, and Huppim, and Ard.
These are the sons of Rachel, which were born to Jacob: all the souls were
And the sons of Dan; Hushim.
And the sons of Naphtali; Jahzeel, and Guni, and Jezer, and Shillem.
These are the sons of Bilhah, which Laban gave unto Rachel his daughter,
and she bare these unto Jacob: all the souls were seven.
All the souls that came with Jacob into Egypt, which came out of his
loins, besides Jacob's sons' wives, all the souls were threescore and six; 46:26
And the sons of Joseph, which were born him in Egypt, were two souls: 46:27 all the souls of the house
of Jacob, which came into Egypt, were threescore and ten.
(46:27) "All the souls of the house
of Jacob, which came into Egypt, were threescore and ten."
How many were in Jacob's family when they came into Egypt?
And he sent Judah before him unto Joseph, to direct his face unto Goshen;
and they came into the land of Goshen.
And Joseph made ready his chariot, and went up to meet Israel his father,
to Goshen, and presented himself unto him; and he fell on his neck, and wept
on his neck a good while. 46:29
And Israel said unto Joseph, Now let me die, since I have seen thy face,
because thou art yet alive. 46:30
And Joseph said unto his brethren, and unto his father's house, I will go
up, and shew Pharaoh, and say unto him, My brethren, and my father's house,
which were in the land of Canaan, are come unto me; 46:31
And the men are shepherds, for their trade hath been to feed cattle; and
they have brought their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have. 46:32
And it shall come to pass, when Pharaoh shall call you, and shall say,
What is your occupation? 46:33
That ye shall say, Thy servants' trade hath been about cattle from our
youth even until now, both we, and also our fathers: that ye may dwell in
the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is an abomination unto the Egyptians. 46:34
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