they did not know that he understood Hebrew, Joseph bade
his son Manasseh make haste and gather together all the
inhabitants of Egypt, and all the valiant men, and let them
come to him on horseback and afoot. Meantime Naphtali
had gone quickly to execute Judah's bidding, for he was as
swift as the nimble hart, he could run across a field of corn
without breaking an ear. And he returned and reported
that the city of Egypt was divided into twelve quarters.
Judah bade his brethren destroy the city; he himself undertook
to raze three quarters, and he assigned the nine remaining
quarters to the others, one quarter to each.
In the meantime Manasseh had assembled a great army,
five hundred mounted men and ten thousand on foot,
among them four hundred valiant heroes, who could fight