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Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible
Genesis 47



Verses 1-31

CHAPTER 47 The Settlement in Goshen

1. Before Pharaoh (Genesis 47:1-10)

2. The settlement (Genesis 47:11-12)

3. Joseph’s wise administration (Genesis 47:13-26)

4. Jacob’s request (Genesis 47:27-31)

Jacob and some of his sons were presented to Pharaoh, who received them graciously, and Jacob blessed Pharaoh. The great and powerful monarch of the great land of Egypt was blessed by the poor old Jacob. He is more than blessed, but a blesser, a type of what Israel is yet to be for the nations of the earth.

There is no discrepancy in Genesis 47:11, for Goshen is also called Rameses. We likewise get a glimpse in this chapter of the wonderful administration of Joseph during the years of famine. Genesis 47:27 speaks of Israel’s prosperity in the land. Notice how the names of Jacob and Israel are used. He requested to be buried in Canaan and Joseph promised to carry out his wish.


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Gaebelein, Arno Clemens. "Commentary on Genesis 47:4". "Gaebelein's Annotated Bible". 1913-1922.

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