A large crown of gold on his head, apparelled in byssus
and purple, and surrounded by his valiant men, Joseph was
seated upon his throne in his palace. His brethren fell down
before him in great admiration of his beauty, his stately
appearance, and his majesty.[204] They did not know him, for
when Joseph was sold into slavery, he was a beardless youth.
But he knew his brethren, their appearance had not changed
in aught, for they were bearded men when he was separated
from them.[205]

He was inclined to make himself known to them as their
brother, but an angel appeared unto him, the same that had
brought him from Shechem to his brethren at Dothan, and

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