Great was the joy of Joseph when his brethren stood before
him and Benjamin was with them. In his youngest
brother he saw the true counterpart of his father.[235] He
ordered his son Manasseh,[236] the steward of his house, to
bring the men into the palace, and make ready a meal for
them. But he was to take care to prepare the meat dishes
in the presence of the guests, so that they might see with
their own eyes that the cattle had been slaughtered according
to the ritual prescriptions, and the sinew of the hip which is
upon the hollow of the thigh had been removed.[237]

The dinner to which Joseph invited his brethren was a
Sabbath meal, for he observed the seventh day even before

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