no evil, while this Benjamin has committed theft. Therefore,
go up and say unto thy father, The rope hath followed
after the water bucket."

These words had such an effect upon Judah that he broke
out in sobs, and cried aloud, "How shall I go up to my
father, and the lad be not with me?"[274] His outcry reached
to a distance of four hundred parasangs, and when Hushim
the son of Dan heard it in Canaan, he jumped into Egypt
with a single leap and joined his voice with Judah's, and
the whole land was on the point of collapsing from the great
noise they produced. Joseph's valiant men lost their teeth,
and the cities of Pithom and Raamses were destroyed, and
they remained in ruins until the Israelites built them
up again under taskmasters. Also Judah's brethren, who

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