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wept. See note on Genesis 42:24 .
Israel. See notes on Genesis 32:28 ; Genesis 43:8 ; Genesis 45:26 , Genesis 45:28 .
for so, &c. Israelites never embalmed. Hence the need of this parenthetical explanation.
Joseph spake. He could not speak before, for, in mourning, Egyptians never shaved, and Joseph, therefore, was not presentable. See on Genesis 41:14 .
digged. Hence, probably rock-hewn.
And. Note the Figure of speech Polysyndeton ( App-6 ), emphasizing each party.
Atad. Probably named after the owner, as 2 Samuel 6:6 , "Nachon's"; 2 Samuel 24:16 , "Araunah's".
Abel-mizraim = the mourning of the Egyptians.
his sons . . . buried him. See note on Acts 7:16 .
bought. Compare Genesis 23:10 .
The final section of Genesis.
Joseph wept. See note on Genesis 42:24 .
fell down. Compare Genesis 37:7-10 .
Behold. Figure of speech Asterismos. App-6 .
am I, &c. Figure of speech Erotesis . Septuagint reads "I am in the place of God". The Syriac and Arab, read "I fear God".
God meant it, &c. Compare Psalms 105:17 . Hebrew. Elohim. App-4 .
alive. See on Genesis 45:5 .
kindly. Hebrew spake unto their hearts.
Machir. Compare Numbers 26:29 ; Numbers 32:39 . Joshua 17:1 .
brought up, &c. Hebrew born. See Genesis 30:3 , i.e., were adopted by him as soon as they were born.
surely visit you. (Exodus 3:16 .) Figure of speech Polyptoton. Hebrew "visiting will visit you"; used for great emphasis. See note on Genesis 26:28 . This was the faith of Joseph referred to in Hebrews 11:22 . He had "heard" (Romans 10:17 ) and believed what God had said to Abraham. Genesis 12:7 ; Genesis 15:18 ; Genesis 13:14 , Genesis 13:15 ; Isaiah 26:3 , Isaiah 26:4 ; Jam 28:13 ; Jam 35:12 ; Jam 48:1-4 . All three names are united and discriminated in Exodus 2:24 ; Exodus 3:6 . Psalms 105:9 , Psalms 105:10 . And compare Exodus 6:3 , Exodus 6:4 .Deuteronomy 11:21 .Luke 1:72 , Luke 1:73 , &c.
carry up my bones from hence. Which they did. See Exodus 13:19 . Joshua 24:32 . So Jacob had charged them. Genesis 49:29 , Genesis 49:30 , and so they had done, Genesis 50:7-13 .
hence. Some codices, with Samaritan Pentateuch, Septuagint, Syriac, and one printed edition (1494), add "with you".
a coffin. Thus the book of Genesis begins with God, and ends with man. It begins with the creation of the heavens above, and ends with "a coffin in Egypt".
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