the meal, Joseph took his portion, and gave it to Benjamin,
and his wife Asenath followed his example, and also
Ephraim and Manasseh, so that Benjamin had four portions
in addition to that which he had received like the other sons
of Jacob.[249]

Wine was served at the meal, and it was the first time in
twenty-two years that Joseph and his brethren tasted of it,
for they had led the life of Nazarites, his brethren because
they regretted the evil they had done to Joseph, and Joseph
because he grieved over the fate of his father.[250]

Joseph entered into conversation with his brother Benjamin.
He asked him whether he had a brother borne by his
own mother, and Benjamin answered, "I had one, but I do

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