abusive words in patient silence, and he was rewarded for
his humility. For submitting to the blows upon his shoulder,
God appointed that His Shekinah should "dwell between
his shoulders," and He also called him "the beloved of the

Joseph's brethren returned to the city without fear.
Though it was a great metropolis, in their eyes it appeared
but as a hamlet of ten persons, which they could wipe out
with a turn of the hand.[260] They were led into the presence
of Joseph, who, contrary to his usual habit, was not holding
a session of the court in the forum on that day. He remained
at home, that his brethren might not be exposed to
shame in public. They fell to the earth before him, and
thus came true his dream of the eleven stars that made

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