Joseph’s 10 brothers (excluding Benjamin) are solemn and grim. They bow in front of Joseph in a servile groveling manner. They remember vividly the heinous wrong they have committed against Joseph. They performed treachery against him, threw him into a pit, sold him into slavery, and lied to their father, implying that he was dead.
To their amazement, the brothers discovered Joseph alive in Egypt. Jacob and his family had been rescued from starvation and had witnessed Joseph’s salvation of Egypt and surrounding nations from famine. Subsequently they had moved from Canaan to Egypt. Now their father, Jacob, …