them with his teeth, and spat them out as fine powder.
When Joseph observed these signs, fear befell him, and in
order to show that he, too, was a man of extraordinary
strength, he pushed with his foot against the marble pedestal
upon which he sat, and it broke into splinters.
Judah exclaimed, "This one is a hero equal to myself!"
Then he tried to draw his sword from its scabbard in order
to slay Joseph, but the weapon could not be made to budge,
and Judah was convinced thereby that his adversary was a
God-fearing man, and he addressed himself to the task of
begging him to let Benjamin go free, but he remained
Judah then said: "What shall we say unto our father,
when he seeth that our brother is not with us, and he will