the land.

On their journey his brethren thought more of Joseph
than of their errand. They said to one another: "We know
that Joseph was carried down into Egypt, and we will make
search for him there, and if we should find him, we will
ransom him from his master, and if his master should refuse
to sell him, we will use force, though we perish ourselves."[202]

At the gates of the city of Egypt, the brethren of Joseph
were asked what their names were, and the names of their
father and grandfather. The guard on duty happened to be
Manasseh, the son of Joseph. The brethren submitted to
being questioned, saying "Let us go into the town, and we
shall see whether this taking down of our names be a matter

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